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					                                                                                          Volume 2 No.12 Founded Year 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                      “Looking unto
                                                                                                          Manila, Philippines                                                             JESUS
                                                                                                                                                                                    the Author and Fin-
                                                                                                                                                                                           isher
                                                                                                                                                                                       of our Faith”.
                                                                                                                                                                                      (Hebrews 12:2)


                                                                                                                                                 FREE COPY                 DECEMBER 2006

                       THE LAST DAY                                                          LIVING FOR GOD & FOR                                                                   THE WAY TO
                       OF 2006                                                               OTHERS                                                                                 HEAVEN
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			HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LORD
   “OUR GIFT FOR JESUS”                                                                                                                                                         “LAY UP TREASURES IN
	
(Vangie N. Sison)			                                                                                                                                                            HEAVEN IN 2007”

Mandaluyong City:                                                                                                                                                               					AS	 the	year	2006	ended,	Bible	
                                                                                                                                                                                believers,	 particularly	 the	 Biblical	
18 SOULS got saved and                                                                                                                                                          Baptists	 around	 the	 world	 have	
                                                                                                                                                                                successfully	reached		another	wrung	
were baptized. Praise God!
                                                                                                                                                                                higher	 in	 the	 ladder	 of	 church	
Barely	 three	 years	 since	 it	 was	
                                                                                                                                                                                planting	 and	 winning	 souls	 for	
founded,	 more	 and	 more	 souls	
                                                                                                                                                                                the	 Lord.	 The	 PILGRIM	 BIBLE	
are	 added	 in	 Heaven’s	 list.	 The	
                                                                                                                                                                                BAPTIST	 CHURCH	 	 in	 Cainta	
Baptist	Church	of	the	First	Born	in	
                                                                                                                                                                                Rizal,	under	the	stewardship	of	Rev.	
Nueve	 de	 Pebrero,	 this	 city	 again	
                                                                                                                                                                                Bing	 Escrupulo	 along	 with	 its	 43	
had	 successfully	 launched	 another	
                                                                                                                                                                                Mission	churches	in	the	Philippines	
project	 dubbed	 as	 “Our Gift For
                                                                                                                                                                                have	been	continually	leading	souls	   	
JESUS”. A project which focused
                                                                                                                                                                                faithfully	for	the	Lord	Jesus	as	they	
entirely on seeking the lost for the
                                                                                                                                                                                celebrated	their	28th	Year	Anniversary	
Lord Jesus. A notable soul winner                                                                                                                 Rev. Bing Escrupolo Senior
                                                                                                                                                                                last	December	17,	2006.	
and church planter, Rev. Erick M.                                                                                                                   Pastor of Pilgrim Bible
                                                                                                                                                        Baptist Church
Fajardo,	Pastor	of	the	said	church	
                                                                                                                                                                                	 	 	 	 Some	 few	 hundred	 fellow	
informed	The Baptist Chronicle in	           GIFT TO THE LORD JESUS- Pastor Fajardo presents to the congregation the 18 converts during
                                             the Happy Birthday Jesus program recently (Photo by BCF)                                                                           believers	 from	 different	 churches	   	
an		interview	recently.
                                                                                                                                                                                and	congregations	in	Metro	Manila	
						“As	we	anticipated	for	the	coming	                                                                                          The	 BBC	 in	 this	 premier	 city	 in	
occasion	 and	 the	 	 world’s	 	 most	
                                              	 souls	 won	 for	 CHRIST	 	 were	          “BIBLE BAPTIST                          the	 Central	 Visayas	 is	 one	 of	 the	
                                                                                                                                                                                and	first	time	visitors		joined	the	four	
                                            baptized	 and	 were	 presented	 by	                                                                                                 day	 	 affair	 which	 promptly	 started	
celebrated	season	of	the	year,	THE          each	group	to	the	altar	as	our	gift	          T E M P L E                             largest	 Baptist	 Churches	 in	 the	
                                                                                                                                                                                last	 December	 13.	An	 average	 of	
LORD’S BIRTHDAY, even	as	the	                                                                                                     Philippines	 with	 some	 closed	 to	
church		had	been	praying	what		we	
                                            for	the	Lord,	among	others.                   LEADS 327 IN                            Nine	 Thousand	 active	 members	
                                                                                                                                                                                300	people	were	reported	in	nightly	
                                                         I	believe	with	all	my	heart	                                                                                           attendance.	This	year’s	inspirational	
could	give	as	our	gift		to	the	LORD         that	 those	 souls	 who	 have	 been	          PROFESSIONS OF                          come	 to	 church	 during	 mid	 week	
                                                                                                                                                                                theme	“	Lay	Up	Treasures	In	Heaven	
JESUS CHRIST 	on	his	birthday.	         	                                                                                         services	and		Sundays	.		Dr.	Jesalva,	
Then	the	answer	came	into	my	mind.	     	
                                            properly	 taught	 	 God’	 plan	 of	           FAITH”                                  who	feted	the	event	this	year,	was	
                                                                                                                                                                                In	 2007”	 strongly	 cemented	 the	
                                            salvation,	 the	 horrible	 state	 of	                                                                                                                                       	
                                                                                                                                                                                believers	 faith	 in	 God’s	 promise	 of	
We	planned	and	decided	to	render	a	         man	 without	 Christ	 and	 	 after	                                                   also	 their	 guest	 speaker	 during	
                                                                                          Pasig	City                                                                            assurance	of	rewards	not	only	here	on	
CANTATA, entitled – OUR GIFT                the	 	 repentance	 of	 their	 sins	 and	                                              the	 said	 church’s	 (25 th)	 Silver	
                                                                                                                                                                                earth	but	most	importantly	in	Heaven.	
TO JESUS on	December	25	and	                acceptance	of	the	LORD JESUS                                                          Anniversary	 last	 year	 	 when	 this	
we	praise	God	it	all	came	through”	     	   CHRIST	 as	 their	 personal	 Lord
                                                                                          A	TOTAL		of		327	people	                writer	 	 witnessed	 the	 said	 	 affair.	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         	
                                                                                                                                                                                	 	 	 	 	 Four	 notable	 church	 planters	
The	 Church	 which	 were	 divided	          and Savior,	are	to	follow	HIM	in	             made	a	profession	of	faith	  	          This	 	 year’s	 	 anniversary	 theme	
                                                                                                                                                                                from	 Metro	 Manila	 led	 by	 veteran	
into	 (3)	 groups,	 rendered	 musical	                                                                                            of		The		Bible	Baptist	Temple		is	“	
                                            the	waters	of	baptism	and	be		active	         to	the	Lord	Jesus	out	of	the	                                                         law	 practitioner	 Mar	 P.	Arias	 and	   	
numbers.		These	groups		were	able	          members	 	 of	 a	 local	 church are	                                                  My	Heart’s	Desire	Is	For	My	loved	
to	 evangelize, won the	 souls,	 and	                                                     871		who	attended		the	26th	            Ones	And	Friends	To	Be	Saved.”	
                                                                                                                                                                                concurrent	 Senior	 	 Pastor	 of	 Bible	
                                            acceptable	gifts	on	HIS 	birthday.	                                                                                                 Baptist	Church	in	Project	8,	Quezon	
successfully	disciple	their	fruits	to	      Our	 people	 will	 continuously	
                                                                                          Founding	Anniversary	 of	    	          (romy	sison)
                                                                                                                                                                                City	were	invited	as	guest	speakers	
church	 all	 throughout	 the	 Sunday	       disciple	them	to	walk	in	the	ways	            the	 Bible	 Baptist	 Temple	                                                          along	 with	 Rev.	 Jimmy	 Ballesteros	
services	 until	 Monday	 the	 	 25th.	 .	                                                                                         		
                                            of	 our	 Lord	 	 towards	 achieving	          in	San	Joaquin,	Pasig	City	                                                           of	Bible	Baptist	Church	in	Marikina	
The	new	converts	were		taught	the	          Christian	maturity	and	to	be	there	
assurance	of	salvation	even	as	they	                                                      last	 December	 10,	 2006,	                                                           Heights,	 Dr.	 Edwin	 Tan	 Pastor	 of	
                                            alongside	and	to	nourish	them	so	                                                                                                   Faith	 Baptist	 Church	 International	
were	made	to	fully	understand	what	         that	they	too	shall	become	fruitful	
                                                                                          Rev.	 Primo	 J.	 Tabanda	
                                                                                                                                                                                Coordinator	 and	 Rev.	 Maximo	          	
the	Bible	teaches,	until	they	finally	      and	 true	 disciples	 of	 Christ,	 by	        Pastor	 of	 the	 said	 church	                                                        Manay	 Pastor	 of	 Bible	 Baptist	
decided	 to	 follow	 in	 the	 water	 of	    God’s	Grace”,		Pastor	Erick		told	            told	 the	 Chronicle	 in	 a	                                                          Church		in	Las	Pinas.	A	total	of	20	
Baptism.		On	the	celebration	of	the	    	   the	BC.
LORD’S BIRTHDAY (December                                                                 phone	interview	recently.                                                             new	 souls	 professed	 and	 accepted	
                                            	 	 	 	 	 	 	 From	 a	 nucleus	 of	 barely	                                                                                         the	Lord	and	11	new	converts	were	
25)	 	 during	 the	 Cantata,	 while	 the	   a	 dozen	 people,	 sometime	 in	              Dr.	Armie	 F.	 Jesalva,	 a	 noted	                                                    reportedly		baptized.	
musical	 numbers	 were	 sung,	 all	         September	 2003,	 this	 church	 has	          Filipino	 evangelist	 and	 Senior	                                                    (romy	sison)
the	18                                      rapidly	grown	to	about	250	active	            Pastor	of	Bible	Baptist	Church	of	
                                            members	 by	 God’	 grace.	 Praise	            Cebu	City	was	the		guest	speaker	
                                            the	Lord!                                     during	the	26th	Anniversary.	                GUEST SPEAKER- Dr. Armie Jesalva of
                                                                                                                                        BBC Cebu fetes Bible Baptist Temple’s
                                                                                                                                                26th Anniversary.
                                                                                                                                                                                	

 	      “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is CHRIST THE LORD. “ (Luke
CHURCH MESSAG-                                           ordinary people, not so talented.     and to the Believers themselves.               S – spiritual gifts – Let him ask God
                                                        But look at Andrew, he was not              In I Corinthians 12 spiritual             to reveal your spiritual gifts.
MY BIRTHDAY GIFT TO JESUS : (Matt: 7: 17-23)            as talented and popular as his        gifts are mentioned:                            H – heart – What is your burden?
Rev. Luis S. Notario                                    brother Peter, be brought people      (v. 8) word of wisdom ; word of                 What do you do? (prayer, missions,
Glencairn Baptist Church, North York                    to the Lord JESUS CHRIST;             knowledge ;                                     etc.)
Ontario, Canada                                         Moses in Exodus 4;10 told the          (v. 9) faith ; healing ;                       A – abilities – natural talents, if
                                                        Lord that he was not eloquent           (v. 10) working of miracles ;                 offered to the Lord will be developed
                  Salt is good: but if the salt have    and he was slow in speech and         prophesy; discerning of spirits;                (singing)
               lost his savour, wherewith shall it      tongue, but he was mightily used      divers kinds of tongues;                        P – personality – introvert, extrovert
               be seasoned?                             of God;                                interpretation of tongues.                     E – experience – background in
                  It is neither fit for the land, nor   Jeremiah, when the Lord told               In Romans 12:                              teaching, playinpiano, etc.
               yet for the dunghill; but men cast       him that he would be a prophet,       (v. 6) prophesy;
               it out. He that hath ears to hear,       he complained because he              (v. 7) ministering; teaching;
               let him hear.” (Luke 14: 25-35)          was not good in speech and he         (v.8) exhortation; giving; ruling;
                                                        was young; but God used him           showing mercy                                     ELEMENTS OF DUST
                  True disciples of JESUS means
                                                        tremendously.                              In Ephesians 4:                             A linked Sonnet Sequence of Man in
               :A. That we will be totally
                                                                                              ( v. 11 ) a p o s t l e s ; p r o p h e t s ;   twelve parts consisting of 180 sonnets
               committed to Him above anyone
               else, meaning to love somebody           As Christians and true disciples      evangelists; pastors; teachers;
                                                        of Christ, we should make                  I Peter 4:                                   By: Bro. Jess Rafael Elguerra
               else less than we love Him. It does
                                                        EVANGELISM our priority.              (v. 11) speaking; ministering                    Bethany Baptist Church, Pangarap
               not really mean that we should hate
               our parents and relatives, but that      EVANGELISM if forgotten, is           These mentioned spiritual gifts are
               it means we should love Him more         the start of a dying church. A        the major ones, you may have many
               than anyone else. He used the            current survey reveals that 95%       other gifts not mentioned here, but                             12. Of Confusion
                                                                                                                                                  Let hope be with him by the dark apart
               figure of speech called hyperbole        of church members have not            they are still spiritual gifts, which                 To understand alone life’s secrecy:
               in this verse, an exaggeration of        shared the Gospel, even once.         are the minor ones, like singing,                Bewildered, where on its message should start
               words. (v. 26)                              Time changes us all, but the       counseling, cooking, cleaning,                     With a faltered sight for winged heraldry;
                                                                                                                                                   Bewildered, yet bewildered to behold
               B. That we give up everything            need of man is still the same,        assisting others, decorating the                     The magnitude of an open respect---
               we have and be totally committed         SALVATION from the eternal            church, performing art work, etc.                How clear its soul-guiding words, but his bold
               to Him.                                  punishment in hell because of         5 Biblical Principles to have a                  Mind forgets to dissuade from senseless trek.
                                                                                                                                                 How lofty its pensive thoughts, yet never
               If you are a Christian and you           our sin, and the solution is          Proper Biblical Understanding of                   For him to linger on time’s rolling scroll;
               have not given up your betting           still the same, FAITH in the          Spiritual Gifts                                   How deep its mean of bliss, yet he has bare
               in the lotto and subscribing to          LORD JESUS CHRIST’s                   1. All Believers are spiritually                    Concept within his reach losing its call.
                                                                                                                                                 How long shall man exist out of its ways
               movies, even if you are an active        REDEMPTION OF MANKIND                           gifted. (I Per 4:10 – “As                 To be rectified on blessings did praise?
               member of this church, attending         through His death in CALVARY.                   every man hath received
               all the activities here, you have not    Let us not be a part of the problem             the gift, even so minister
               given up everything for Christ yet.      APATHYor INDIFFERENCE,                          the same one to other,                                  13. Of Sadness
               Think about that! (v. 33)                the ‘I don’t care of person.                    as good stewards of the                    To be rectified on blessings did praise,
                                                                                                                                                      Absolutely concealed off its power
               C. That we should not make our           5,400 people die everyday.                      manifold grace of God.”)                The resplendent answer---somehow oft stays
               own lives as our priority over His       LET US TELL PEOPLE                    2. We were given different gifts                         At the edge of a celestial bower:
               will. (v.26)                             ABOUT THE LORD JESUS,                 by God.                                              Quite a stream of illusion bound to fold
                                                                                                                                                    On its quaint magnificent harmony---
               True disciples was mentioned             LET US EVANGELIZE TO                  ( I Cor. 12:1, 11 – “Now concerning              Stars as guide to high-circling path unstrolled
               266 times in the New Testament;          OUR LOVED ONES, TO                    spiritual gifts, brethren, I would                   With the sun cast as reflection of glee.
               Christians was mentioned only 3          OUR FRIENDS, AND THIS                 not have you ignorant. But all the                   Perplexed with vanity’s alluring stray,
                                                                                                                                                     Such a folly attained to distract life;
               times. SALVATION IS FREE,                WILL BE OUR PERFECT                   worketh that one and the selfsame                  Bored with facts orderly met on the way---
               but TRUE DISCIPLESHIP IS                 GIFT TO THE BIRTHDAY                  Spirit, dividing to every man                    Then finds himself delved in an endless strife.
               COSTLY.                                  CELEBRANT!                            severally as he will.”)                                 Scared of destiny parallel to doom,
                                                                                                                                                 Yet, engages such fate with pride in gloom.
               1. Second Gift: Gift of Evangelism                                             2.1 to avoid duplication
               – the salvation of sinners, of                                                 2.2 to discourage spiritual pride
               mankind, is the very reason for          3. CHRISTIAN SERVICE                  2.3 to avoid frustration
               His coming to earth. Andrew, one           Chucks Windoll, a very famous       3.These gifts were given to build up
                                                                                                                                        14. Of Moral Evasion
               of the least of Christ’s disciples       Christian author said that all        the body of Christ.(or to encourage
                                                                                                                             Yet, engages such fate with pride in gloom
               was only mentioned 3 times in            Christians have been called by        the members of the church). (Eph.To beguile its passion hard to accept---
                                                        the Lord JESUS CHRIST to a                                         Thought as a phantom of art tasked to groom
                                                                                              4: 10-12 “He that descendeth is
               the New Testament was one of                                                                                   Its messy gain, wished as if with precept:
               the first evangelists. He brought        ministry and a life of Christian      the same also that ascendeth up far
                                                                                                                              What a regret to dream of earthly things
               his own brother, Simon Peter to          service.                              above all heavens, that he might   Only to break the prophetic vision---
               the LORD JESUS. His brother              Reasons why Christians are not        fill all things.              What a mortal aim unrestrained that brings
                                                                                                                              His soul helplessly encumbered there on.
               became a renowned or popular             active in their Church :                     And he gave some apostles;
                                                                                                                             What a weak response to suffer such pain
               disciple of the Lord.                    1. They would reason out that         and some prophets; and some   With that sense of laughter slightly upheld---
                                                                “they are not spiritual       evangelists; and some, pastors andO what a silence ought to foresee vain
                  First, in John 1: 40-42 “ One of                                                                                Possibilities beyond sorrows held.
               the two which heard John speak,                  enough to serve” or that      teachers;                         What a simple call to his marvel role,
               and followed him, was Andrew,                    “they are nor ready yet to          For the perfecting of the saints,
                                                                                                                            Yet, repelled for dreams with nothing at all.
               Simon Peter’s brother.                           serve.”                       for the work of the ministry, for the
                  He first findeth his own brother      2. They think that once they          edifying of the body of Christ.”)
               Simon, and saith unto him, we                    commit themselves to          4.       These gifts should be used
                                                                                                                                       15. Of Mortal Dreams
               have found the Messias, which                    serve, God will require so             together, no matter how small
                                                                                                                           Yet, repelled for dreams with nothing at all,
               is being interpreted, the Christ.                much from them.                        your gifts are, to complement
                                                                                                                             Despises truth, lives beyond forgetting:
               And he brought him to Jesus…”            3. Their ignorance of their                                     Knew not the way where real fame shares its goal,
                                                                                              into good use our spiritual gifts.
                                                                                                                       For man’s changing times, which in life does spring;
                    The second time that Andrew                 spiritual gifts.                                                 Knew not the realm of immortality
               was mentioned was when he                John Mc Arthur said, “A local HOW WE CAN DEVELOP OUR That exists where such faith holds those words true;
               brought the boy with 5 loaves and        church cannot serve the way it SPIRITUAL GIFTS                   Knew not the place where love wants men be free
                                                                                                                                To forget hate as evil that gives woe.
               2 small fishes when JESUS fed the        should, if the members of that ( S H A P E )                    Knew not where self is bound with hope long tired
               5,000 (John 6:8-9)                       church do not use their spiritual                                 To wait for death as grace achieved from fate;
                      The 3 rd time Andrew was          gifts.”                                                           Knew not the source of wisdom hailed as guide
                                                                                                                               To see in the dark its light ever great.
               mentioned was when he brought                  Spiritual gifts – are God-                                    Knew not all of these with an obscure task,
               to JESUS some Greeks (John 12:           given abilities for Christian                                            For man is but created out of dust
               20-22).                                  service; they are talents and
               LESSONS:                                 abilities graciously given by God
                  Why do we fail to evangelize?         for Believers to put into actual
               Because we think we are just             and proper service which give
                                                        joy to God
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    “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.” (Luke 2:14)
NEWSBITS                                                                                  FINDING GOD IN TIMES                                          THE LAST DAY OF 2006
                                                                                          OF TURMOIL
PROVINCIAL NEWS:                                                                                                                                        Ptr. Daniel-Rene Doire
                                                                                          Date: 05 November 2006                                        IBBC Montreal Missionary Pastor
Pagadian City:                                                                                                                                          Quebec, Canada
                                                                                          Preacher: Pastor Noe Cedro
                                                                                          Text: Psalm 63
BBC CAPITOL HEIGHTS HOSTS MISSIONS
CONFERENCE                                                                                                                      We had a good service today,         in any form, like giving a hand
                                                                              Warm expressions show the intense long-
                                                                                                                                not a lot of attendees but the       a hand to paint or probably
                                                                      ing of the soul for God. May we thus follow
THE Bible Baptist Church of Capitol Heights, this city, led by                                                                  quality of the preaching was         needing a lift, or even giving
                                                                      after God!
Pastor Ben De Asis hosted a Missions Conference recently,                                                                       real edifying. What touches my       help to a needy friend at 2 or
                                                                              David probably wrote Psalm 63 during the
attended by some 55 pastors, 25 church workers, pastors’                                                                        heart these days is that we are      3 o clock in the morning, that
                                                                      events he was on the run, discouraged, wondering
wives and missionaries.                                                                                                         close to the end of the year and     would be the 2nd mile. Actually
                                                                      what God was doing when he was betrayed by
      This year’s theme was: “The King’s Business Requires                                                                      it brings me to a reflection, what   being a Christian is being a
                                                                      someone close to him--his son, Absalom. It’s
Haste.”                                                                                                                         have I done for the Lord this        disciple. It is not ourselves that
                                                                      significant that under these circumstances his
       One of the speakers during the significant occasion was                                                                  year? Have I taken for granted       would manifest but CHRIST
                                                                      strongest desire was to draw near to God: “My
Pastor Billy N. Banzon of the Bible Baptist Church in Tetuan,                                                                   my obligation to share the Good      who is in us (Galatians 2:20).
                                                                      soul clings to you; your right hand upholds
Zamboanga City, a church with a genuine heart for missions.                                                                     News to someone? Did I do                  If you are a 5 year old
                                                                      me†(v. 8).
This church currently supports local missions in Basilan and                                                                    what the Lord asked me to do?        Christians, consider now
                                                                       [1] O God, thou art my God; early will I seek
other places in the country and 95 Filipino missionaries abroad,                                                                If I were a new Christian and I      that we are at the doorstep
                                                                      thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh lon-
who are accredited by the Asian Baptist (ABC) Clearing House.                                                                   would be sharing to someone          of 2007, ask yourself these
                                                                      geth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where
     A missionary couple, Pastor Gerwin Alconera and his wife,                                                                  the LORD JESUS, it would be          questions: Did I have a fruitful
                                                                      no water is;
Cecil, surrendered to the Lord for a missionary work in Ethiopia.                                                               a great blessing, and for sure it    year with Christ? Have I done
                                                                      [2] To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have
Their son, Mark Henry Alconera also surrendered to the Lord to                                                                  would be edifying for others. But    the 2nd mile? Well this is an
                                                                      seen thee in the sanctuary.
study in Bible School.                                                                                                          if I’m a 10 year old Christian,      opportunity for us believers
                                                                             We may thus say with David, “O God, You
=============================================                                                                                   and I’m not doing what I should,     to move and do what we did
                                                                      are my God;” and again, “This God is our God
=================                                                                                                               would it still be the same? The      not accomplish for the Lord
                                                                      forever and ever.” We are seated on the highest
CHURCH ANNIVERSARIES CELEBRATORS                                                                                                answer is quite simple, when you     in 2006. REMEMBER what
                                                                      throne of joy, who know that God is our sure
1. Grace Bible Baptist Mission                                                                                                  are a new born in Christ you are     happened to the dresser of the
                                                                      possession. And can it be that we may enjoy
GSP Building, Old Capitol Compound                                                                                              filled-up with the fire in sharing   vineyard? The Lord told the
                                                                      this treasure? By the faith of Jesus we have this
Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija                                                                                                    to others, the flame that’s inside   man to cut the tree, because
                                                                      privilege of glorious possession.
Rev. Tim Ogatis                                                                                                                 you , which the Holy Spirit          the tree was taking a lot space,
                                                                              David adds, “Early will I seek You.” May
 (December 8)                                                                                                                   wants you to share because you       but did not produce fruits. We
                                                                      He who is the first have our first thoughts! David
2. Palmera Bible Baptist Church                                                                                                 feel His presence.                   are not different from that tree,
                                                                      was now an outcast in and far from the Temple
Palmera Homes, San Jose Del Monte City Bulacan                                                                                       But after 10 yrs that you       if we do not produce fruits
                                                                      with its holy rites. David had worshiped in the
Pastor Ernie Dela Ria                                                                                                           have been converted more is          and we ask God to bless us,
                                                                      might of faith, and thus through outward means
(December 10)                                                                                                                   expected from you, because by        sometimes we don’t receive
                                                                      had drawn near to see Him who is invisible. He
3. Capitol Bible Baptist Church                                                                                                 that time, you must have grown       God’s answers to our prayers
                                                                      ardently longed for return of these blessings;
L1 B29 S1 P2, Belvedere Town                                                                                                    into a mature Christian, for         because of our disobedience.
                                                                      with all his powers he longed to be in near ap-
Paradahan I, Tanza, Cavite                                                                                                      you to share the Good News of         No person has any reason
                                                                      proach to God.
Rev. Felizardo Abanto                                                                                                           Salvation to everyone, and this      to ask for divine needs if he/
                                                                      [3] Because thy lovingkindness is better than life,
  (December 18)                                                                                                                 is what the Bible says in Matthew    she will not produce fruit of
                                                                      my lips shall praise thee.
4. Christ New Testament Baptist Baptist Church                                                                                  28:19-20.                            righteousness to the glory of
                                                                      [4] Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift
    Callejon Onse, Manghinao Prop. Bauan, Batangas                                                                                   Those who do not fulfil this    God.
                                                                      up my hands in thy name.
     Rev. Peter Aranda                                                                                                          obligation has a problem with            Man exists for the honour
                                                                           Life is a wonderful gift. God’s lovingkindness
     (December 26)                                                                                                              their relationship with God; I       and pleasure of the Creator.
                                                                      is the gift of gifts. It links us to eternity. But what
                                                                                                                                do believe that they will be              LET US BEAR FRUIT
                                                                      is life without the favor of our God? If we receive
INTERNATIONAL NEWS:                                                                                                             accountable for their actions.       THIS COMING YEAR, 2007
                                                                      not grace, we cannot inherit glory. In thought of
North York, Ontario, CANADA                                                                                                     ( Matthew 16:27) But if we really    that the LORD may see us AS
                                                                      this, the David vows that praise should ever be
                                                                                                                                have a relationship with the Lord    HE WANTS US TO BE. ( Luke
                                                                      streaming from his lips, and that in adoring love
Glencairn Baptist Church (GBC), this city, under the leadership                                                                 whatever He would ask us to do,      13:6-9) Daniel-René Doire
                                                                      he would raise adoring hands.
of Rev. Luis S. Notario had a month full of activities to give                                                                  we shall be obedient to His will,    IBBCMontreal -
                                                                      [5] My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow
meaning to the celebration of the LORD’s birthday:                                                                              that is, sharing the Gospel, which   Missionary Pastor
                                                                      and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee
1.           The Yongue Street Mission Project was a gift giving                                                                I do believe it is the role of all   ibbcmontreal@hotmail.com
                                                                      with joyful lips:
project launched by the Ladies Ministry Team. A gift wish list was                                                              Christians.
                                                                      [6] When I remember thee upon my bed, and
given to each family member, from the first Sunday of December,                                                                      As Christians we should also
                                                                      meditate on thee in the night watches.
comprised of basic needs like boxes of baby formula, breakfast                                                                  be willing to walk the second
                                                                      [7] Because thou hast been my help, therefore in
cereal, biscuits, canned fruit, soups, vegetables, etc., and toys,                                                              mile. What is this 2nd mile? It is
                                                                      the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
books and new clothing, toiletries and health care items. The                                                                   extending help to someone who
                                                                            Amid external desolations inward joy can be
gift distribution was done at the Yongue Street, the longest city                                                               needs our help
                                                                      abundant. Experience recalls past help. The soul
not only in Canada, but in the world. This is a yearly project of     settles into a position that feels warm, comfort-
GBC;                                                                  able, and safe under the shadow of God’s wings,
2.           Nicaraguan Needy Children – the GBC kids at their        and is rightly glad.
very early ages from 3-10 were encouraged to share toys,              [8] My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right
clothing, school materials, food, etc. to their counterpart kids in                                                             RDAVE’S PRAYER: ( A 5 - year old boy )
                                                                      hand upholdeth me.
Nicaragua, a much needy country in Latin America. This need           [9] But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall     (December 20)
was seen by the GBC Young People Missionary Team, led by              go into the lower parts of the earth.
Bro. Ruben Marooquin and Ptr. Mike Mauricio who went to               [10] They shall fall by the sword: they shall be          Dear JESUS:
Managua, Nicaragua last August 5-13, 2006.                            a portion for foxes.
     On December 17, some 40 children gave their birthday gifts             Real unhappiness and devastation is distance        I pray the whole night and the whole day; I pray for the
to JESUS through the needy children of Nicaragua.                     from God. God extends His right hand. Divine
3.           A Cantata – presented by the GBC Choir on the                                                                      healing of my Mommy La’s “dudu”, for my Daddy &
                                                                      help enables to draw near to God, and to reach            my Mommy, for Grandma and for my Tita Doinx, Tita
evening of December 17 was a wonderful expression of God’s            the presence of God. God needs not instruments
love to mankind, the purpose of Christ’s coming from His                                                                        Divine and Daddylu and for everybody back home in the
                                                                      of destruction.
glorious birth on the manger to His sacrificial death on the cross    [11] But the king shall rejoice in God; every one         Philippines.
of Calvary;                                                           that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth              I pray for the Canadian soldiers, American & Filipino
4.           A Star Is Born – a special musical drama presentation    of them that speak lies shall be stopped.                 soldiers and for myself, and I pray for all the people on
by three (3) groups: the Children’s Choir, the Soul Seekers                   A glorious prospect ends this hymn. It is         earth.
and the Young Ambassadors for Christ, directed by Ms. Shiela          unspeakably blessed; it is full of glory. May the            Pls. protect us from danger and harm. I LOVE YOU,
Bionson.                                                              prospect encourage us to join ourselves to the            JESUS! I pray...
                                                                      Lord, and to vow vows in His most holy name.
                                                                                                                                In JESUS NAME,
                                                                                                                                AMEN

                      “…they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him.” ( Matthew 2: 11)
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                   HOPE                         been known by God already; every
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                   (Romans 15: 13) PART I                                                                                       Mandaluyong City
                                                                            path that we will take has been
                                                                                                                                (Rev. Erick M. Fajardo)
                                                                            prepared ahead of us; every phase
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                                                                            of life has been considered by God;
“NOW the God of hope fill             when I heard the news. All the                                                            (Rev. Joey C. Sauco)
                                                                            every problem has its own solution;
you with all joy and peace in        verses in the Scriptures seemed to                                                    3. Bible Baptist Church, Project 8                        1,000.00
                                                                            every challenge has been responded
believing, that ye may abound in     fall short of what I really wanted                                                         (Rev. Mar Arias)
                                                                            to; every issue has been addressed;
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                                                                            and every question, before they were
                                     husband.                                                                                   (Rev. Gerry Nable)
Holy Ghost. God is the source                                               in our minds, has been satisfactorily
                                         But I was praying, God gave                                                       5. Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church
and the author of our eternal                                               answered by God. As it is written in
                                     me a song and I wrote down the                                                             (Bishop Reuben M. Abante)
hope, life and salvation. At the                                            Joshua, “As your days, so shall your
                                     lyrics:                                                                               6. Blue Ridge Bible Baptist Church
same time, He is also the object                                            strength be.”
                                         “God will make a way where                                                             (Rev. Abraham N. Vallega)                            3,000.00
of hope for all believers. This                                                 The passage that we are studying
                                     there seems to be no way; He                                                          7. Malabon International Baptist Church
is the first reality that we find                                           today is taken from the letter of
                                     works in ways we cannot see, He                                                            (Rev. Pio Tica)
in the verse.                                                               the Apostle Paul to the members
                                     will make a way for me.”                                                              8. Bible Baptist Church, Cubao
      As we face the challenges                                             of the Christian church in Rome,
                                       That was what I really wanted to                                                             (Rev. Won Bae Kim)
and expectations of 2007, we                                                then the capital of the Roman
                                     say: God will make a way.                                                             9. Pilgrim Bible Baptist Church, Cainta, Rizal            1,000.00
must always fix our eyes the                                                Empire. He wrote it while he
                                      And then, Don Moen concludes                                                               (Rev. Bing Escrupulo)
Author, Finisher and Perfecter                                              was in the Greek city of Corinth,
                                     with a passage from Isaiah:                                                           10. IBBC, San Leandro, CA., USA
of our faith, the LORD JESUS                                                (where we got the Letters to the
                                       “By a roadway in the                                                                    (Dr. Hernes M. Abante)
CHRIST. He is able to let us                                                Corinthians), sometime during
                                     wilderness, He’ll lead me:                                                            11. Engr. & Mrs. Richard N. Sison                    $ 50.00 CDN
abound in hope as he fills us with                                          Paul’s third missionary journey
                                        And rivers in the desert will I                                                          Glencairn Baptist Church, Ontario
joy and peace by the power of                                               (about 56 A.D.). His primary
                                     see: Heaven and earth will fade,                                                      12. Bro. Erick & Sis. Dahlee Argel
the Holy Spirit.                                                            purpose is writing Romans was to
                                     But His Word will still remain.                                                             (GBC, Ontario)                                 $ 20.00 CDN
       One of the most popular                                              teach the great truths of the Gospel
                                     He will do something new today:                                                       13. Sis. Eva Alacantara                              $ 40.00 CDN
Christian albums in the 1990s                                               of grace to believers who never
                                        He will make a way!”.                                                                   Glencairn Baptist Church
was written by Don Moen and                                                 received apostolic instruction. Paul
                                                                                                                           14. GBCI, Brimley Scarborough Ontario, Canada
sang by several churches that                                               was personally unknown to the
                                     This is the last month of 2006.                                                              (Rev. Greg Tupas)                             $ 70.00 CDN
gathered together for a Worship                                             Roman Christians but he hoped to
                                     I don’t know about you but                                                            15. IBBC MIssissauga, Canada                         $ 25.00 CDN
Celebration in Tulsa, Oklahoma,                                             visit them soon for several important
                                     personally, I always look back at                                                            Pastor Noe Cedro, Jr.
in the United States. The album                                             reasons: (1) to edify the believers
                                     the passing year every December                                                       16. IBBC Montreal, Canada
was entitled “GOD WILL                                                      (1:11); (2) to preach the Gospel
                                     30 to assess, evaluate and learn                                                             Pastor Rene Daniel Doire                      $ 25.00 CDN
MAKE A WAY”.                                                                (1:15); (3) to get to know the Roman
                                     the lessons from the previous          Christians, so they could encourage                                                   on our own, we are hopeless sinful,
       Excerpts from Christian                                                                                              I am privileged to write about
                                     year. I would like to ask you some
songwriter and worship leader                                               him (1:12; 15:32), better pray for        the hope that we have in god, in that we are incorrigible, that we
                                     questions:
Don Moen exhort us about                                                    him (15:30), and help him with his        JESUS and in the Holy Spirit. At are doomed to the eternal fires of
                                     1. How did God manifest Himself
the unchanging character                                                    planned ministry in Spain (15:28).        the end of this message, I pray hell. He laid out methodically the
                                     in your life in 2006?
of the God we serve. After                                                        Unlike some of apostle Paul’s       and hope and trust in God that principle why we are saved from the
                                     2. What have you experienced
singing some very joyful and                                                letters (such as 1& 2 Corinthians,        we will come to an understanding sure and eternal damnation by faith
                                     about the love of JESUS in your
lively songs, such as Celebrate                                             Galatians), his purpose was not to        of the blessed hope that we have in CHRIST alone.
                                     heart and in your life in 2006?        correct wrong theology or rebuke                                                        In effect, he was saying that we
Jesus Celebrate, He Is Risen,                                                                                         in CHRIST JESUS through the
                                     3. What made 2006 a most               ungodly living. The Roman church                                                    can never earn our salvation.
Crown Him King of Kings,                                                                                              Holy Spirit.
                                     memorable year for you in your         was doctrinally sound, but still in                                                       But then he balances it off
Great Is Thy Faithfulness and                                                                                                 When the Bible talks about
                                     walk with our LORD JESUS?              need of rich doctrinal and practical                                                from Chapters 8-11 by declaring
others, Don Moen commented:                                                                                           hope, it does so using the words
                                       There is something about a new
Tonight we have entered his                                                 instruction. Paul’s theme in his letter   “good”, “blessed”, or “living”. about God’s sovereign election,
                                     year that inspires and encourages,
gates with thanksgiving and                                                 to the Romans was the righteousness       Thus in Titus 1:2 and I Peter 1:21, sanctification and the security of
                                     that riggers an expectation, or
we have entered his courts with                                             that comes from God: that God             we read about hope as the happy salvation. He meant that God
                                     a joyful hope in us, especially
praise. Yet, despite the reality                                            justifies guilty, condemned sinners       anticipation of good. In Acts 16:19 chooses whom He pleases, when He
                                     when you have a real, personal
of God’s sovereign power, it is                                             by grace alone through faith in           and Col. 1:27, we read about the pleases and by His own design and
                                     and intimate relationship with
a fact that all of us go through                                            Christ alone.                             ground upon which hope is based. will, gives that person or those person
                                     God. perhaps it is the feeling of
times of trials and sufferings,                                                     As the foremost and pre-          And in ! Timothy 1:1, we read the hope that they will not spend their
                                     a brand new start. Perhaps it is
tough times, times that are a lot                                           eminent doctrinal work in the             about the object upon which hope eternity in torment and in hell but
                                     the healing of the old wounds and      New Testament, Romans can be                                                        rather in joy and worship of Him in
different from these moments                                                                                          is fixed.
                                     the feeling of newness. Perhaps
of celebration. He continued                                                divided neatly into three parts:                 Hope is a factor in salvation paradise. He specifically writes that
                                     it is that mindset of “picking up
saying that tough times do not                                              Chapters 1-8 explain basic Christian      ( R o m . 8 : 2 4 ) a n d f i n d s i t s God’s wisdom and knowledge are
                                     the pieces, gathering strength and
diminish the reality of God’s                                               doctrine; Chapters 9-11 fit the Old       expression in endurance under so richly deep His judgments are un
                                     moving on”, “on to bigger and
presence, in our individual lives                                           Testament into the New Testament;         trial, which is the effect of waiting searchable and His ways are beyond
                                     better things”. Or, most blessedly,
or in the whole affairs of men.                                             and Chapters 12-16 describe the           for the Coming of CHRIST (I the intellect and understanding of
                                     it is the expectation that no matter
Darkness will fall and clouds                                               practical difference these doctrines      Thess. 1:3). Hope is also “an man, or of any man. When He chose
                                     what happened in the previous
will gather but our faith and                                               make –life with a new plan of action.     anchor of the soul” staying our you and me to become his child, there
                                     year, “Perhaps Today” the Lord
confidence in God need never                                                       True, the Book of Romans is        souls amidst the storms of life s no plausible explanation nor should
                                     will come and take us into His
be shaken. He will be there to                                              not a simple How to manual or             (Heb. 6:18-19). Hope is also the there be any need for it because God
                                     glorious presence.
make a way.                                                                 cookbook, but when one reads it,          purifying power of God to them has unfathomable judgments.
                                           In 2007, God will open new       one will take greater confidence in                                                     A story is told about Augustine,
   Don Moen shared this painful                                                                                       that believe (I John 3:3).
                                     vistas for us to see; He will open
experience:                                                                 God and a deeper love for JESUS,               I would like to share with you one of the Early Church fathers. He
                                     new paths for us to take; new
     “I remembered receiving a                                              having seen the grand plan described      two points from the passage we was figuring out the design of God
                                     phases of life to live out; new        here. Indeed, the Book of Romans                                                    about salvation. Maybe he was
phone call from my mother-in-                                                                                         have just read:
                                     problems to solve; new challenges
law late one night, informing                                               is spiritual business. Each verse         1. Our God is the source, the only thinking why would a good God
                                     to face; new opportunities to trust
me that my wife’s sister and her                                            and chapter explains how we are           source, and the author of eternal allow some people to be saved and
                                     Him; new issues to confront;
husband, together with their                                                connected to god, how we are              hope, life and salvation. He is not all. This problem must have
                                     and most likely, new questions
children, have been involved                                                connected to each other and how           also the author, the only author consumed him so he decided to take
                                     to ask God.
in a terrible car accident. They                                            we are connected to the world. It         of that favourable and confident a walk by the seashore to clear his
                                           This year, we can be assured     gives us a stirring declaration of                                                  mind. Along the beach, he saw a
had four young boys. Jeremy,                                                                                          expectation.
                                     though that every horizon that we
the eldest, who was soon to be                                              God’s commitment to us and helps                From Chapter 1 to 8, the little boy making a hole in the sand.
                                     will see has
nine, was killed instantly and the                                          us know deeper and better the God         Apostle Paul wrote about God’s Augustine became curious so he
others were seriously injured. I                                            we worship and serve.                     wrath against sinful mankind, decided to ask the boy what he was
felt so helpless                                                                                                      the principles of divine judgment, doing and the boy replied, “Oh, I am
                                                                                                                      the universality of sin and the getting all the water in the ocean to
                                                                                                                      transference of sin from Adam put into this hole.”
                                                                                                                                                             (continue on pg 7)
                                                                                                                      during the Fall of Man (Genesis
                                                                                                                      3). He was basically saying that,



           “… and when they have opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.” (Matthew
                  LIVING FOR GOD & FOR OTHERS
                 II Corinthians 12:15)
                                                                                                                       BIRTHDAY GREETINGS!!
                                                                                                            Belated Birthday Greetings to:       Ptr. Neil Edelon B. Ramirez
                 By: Rev. Erick M. Fajardo                                   the great flood                                                     Bethany Bible Baptist Mission
                                                                                                            Rev. Primo J. Tabanda
                 Baptist Church of the Firstborn, Mandaluy-                 Paul – although his head                                             #4 N. Rizal St., Siniloan, Laguna
                                                                                                            Bible Baptist Temple of Pasig City
                 ong City                                                   was cut by Emperor Nero,                                             (December 9)
                                                                                                            (November 28)
                                                                            he sacrificed and lived for      Rev. Noel Dig                       Ptr. Rosendo Omison, Jr.
“I SAY the truth in CHRIST,             God. (Isaiah 14: 12-14)             others;
                                       • Cain – slew his brother and                                         Bethany Bible Baptist Church        Banago Bible Baptist Church
I lie not, my conscience also                                               John the Baptist – he                                                Banago, Bacolod City
                                                                                                             Poblacion 2, Sta. Cruz
bearing me witness in the              became a murderer. (Gen..            was called the Greatest          5105 Occidental Mindoro             (December 23)
Holy Ghost, That I have                4:8) • Judas – he betrayed           Forerunner of JESUS              (December 9)
great heaviness and continual          the Lord and sold Him for 30         CHRIST                                         WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
sorrow in my heart.                    pieces of silver. (Mat. 27:3)        Joseph – although he was       Rev. Joseph Boyd & Mdm. Donna Lyons
      For I could wish that            • Pilate – did not want to           sold by his brothers, he       Baptist Bible Church-Sociego
myself were accursed from              stand for the rights of others;      saved his brethren and the     Sta. Mesa, Manila
Christ for my brethren, my             He was a leader (governor)           whole Household. He            (51st Anniversary – December 1)
kinsmen according to the               but he could not decide for          became the Regent of the        Ptr. Arthur & Sis. Magdalena Batifora
flesh: (Romans 9: 1-3)                 himself, he was a coward.            King.                           Palawan Tribal Ministry                   Rev. Alejandro & Sis. Beverly
    “And I will very gladly            (Mat. 27: 24) Result: He                Living for God and for       C/o Faith Baptist Church                  Cadusale
spend and be spent for you;            became a coward and he did           others is the greatest thing    Poblacion Quezon, 5301 Palawan            Bible Baptist Church
though the more abundantly I           not have a stand.                    we could do.                    (December 7)                              Allera St., Tigbauan, Iloilo
love you, the less I be loved.”        -To live for self is a self-         JESUS CHRIST IS THE                                                       (December 18)
(II Corinthians 12:15)                 destructive life.                                                   Ptr. Lordie & Sis. Remedios Repato
                                                                            BEST EXAMPLE. HE               Bethel Baptist Mission                     Ptr. Emilio & Sis. Melodia Pahig
Examples of Biblical                   - If you want to be a blessing       LIVED AND SUFFERED                                                        Jr.
                                                                                                           210 Union St., Balayan, Batangas
characters who lived for               to others, now is the time to.       FOR OUR SAKE.                                                             Bible Baptist Mission
                                                                                                           (December 14)
others:                                - Eve was supposed to be                                                                                       Pob. Sudipen, La Union
                                                                                                            Ptr. Joseph & Sis. Jenny Vee De
* Moses was willing to blot            subject to Adam, and because                                                                                   (December 18)
                                                                                                            Vera
his name in the Book of Life           of her action, they were both                                        Bible Baptist Mission                     Rev. Alejandro & Sis. Beverly
for others.                            driven out of Eden; husband                                          #50 San Juan, San Simon, Pampanga         Cadusale
• Esther was willing to                and wife is a teamwork.                                              (December 16)                             Bible Baptist Church
perish for the sake of other             Biblical characters who were                                                                                 Allera St., Tigbauan, Iloilo
Jews.                                  richly blessed as they lived                                                                                   (December 18)
                                                                                                            Ptr. Ronald & Sis. Darlyn Taclin
• Jonathan risked his life             for God & for others :                                               Bible Baptist Church                    Ptr. Philip & Sis. Lovely Yamson
for David. ( I Sam. 20)                Enoch – walked with God                                              245 Muzon, San Jose Del Monte City      Bethany Bible Baptist Mission
Biblical characters who were           and he met no physical death.                                        Bulacan                                 B2 L6 Genesis Homes, Riverside
self-centered:                         (Genesis)                                                            (December 16)                           San Pedro, Laguna
                                       Elijah – like Enoch did not                                                                                  (December 22)
• Lucifer – the fallen angel
wanted to be as powerful of            die physically                                                       Ptr. Apollos & Sis. Lourdes Hernandez
                                       Noah - saved his family from                                         Christ Baptist Church
                                                                                                            Soldiers Hills, Putatan             Ptr. Jun & Sis. Marbette Albao
EDITORIAL                                                                                                   Muntinlupa City                     Bethany Bible Baptist Mission
                                                                                                            (December 18)                       Corconal, Calapan City
IN FULL MAN OF CONTRAST                   30 pieces of silver, yet He                                                                           5200 Oriental Mindoro
                                       redeems us sinners. He was led                                                                           (December 27)
OUR LORD JESUS as God                  as a lamb to the slaughter, yet
incarnate shows us an incredible       He is the Good Shepherd. He
full contrast of His magnificent       gave His life, and by dying, He                                 LOOK BACK, OLD MAN!
and sovereign being as human.          destroyed death.”                                                              (By Vangie Sison)
An awesome example of an
unimaginable humility. The Lord           Our LORD JESUS who is the                                          Look back, old man, to the years
has all the riches in the world and    Sovereign God of the universe                                        When you were young and carefree
heaven combined but He chose           became a man to extricate us
the lowly manger. Our King could
                                                                                                             And recall what you have done…
                                       from eternal damnation is coming
have easily entered Jerusalem in       again soon to fulfill His promise.
                                                                                                           You were then great, and tall and jolly
a mighty stallion, but He chose        All the imminent signs are                                             Famous and admired by many!
a small donkey. Before the Lord        manifesting, so that all believers
could come as a mighty king            should brace and prepare to meet                                            Look back, old man,
and reign, He had to come as a         Him. One of the most horrible                                         To the many years you’ve striven
Savior to die on the cross. All        signs that Christians should                                            To gather riches to behold…
throughout His earthly life, The       be wary of is the introduction                                       You were too busy, by time so driven
LORD JESUS was a man of full           of the “micro chips” to be
contrast, nevertheless reflecting
                                                                                                               But now, you see, you’re old!
                                       implanted to every human being
His being human and God.               to identify themselves and
     A writer once said about the      to have easy access to banks,                                          Look back some more, old man,
Lord “ He who is the Bread             business transactions, groceries                                     When you were strong and smarter
of Life begun His ministry             and markets and for immediate                                        And recall what you’ve not done….
hungering. He who is the Water of      and easy tracing of peoples’                                        You have ignored to serve your Master
Life ended His ministry thirsting.     whereabouts. In short, anybody                                         And now, your strength is gone!
Our LORD JESUS hungered as             who has been implanted with
a man, yet He fed the hungry as        these chips CANNOT HIDE.
God. He was weary, yet He is our
                                                                                                                    Look back, old man,
                                       isn’t this HORRIBLE? (To
rest. He paid tribute, yet He is the   those who don’t have the
                                                                                                                   For time flies swiftly!
King. His enemies called Him a         LORD JESUS CHRIST as                                                   The past seem but yesterday…
devil, but He cast out demons. He      their SAVIOR?)                                              Your friends, your loved ones, now, where are they?
prayed, yet He hears our prayers.                                                                            It looks you’re left alone to stay!
He wept, but the Lord dries our
tears. He was sold for                                                                                          Look back, old man,
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       “And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.” (Luke 2: 16)
                                                                                                    THE INDESCRIBABLE                                          and foreigners, but fellow citizens
                      IBBC LAS VEGAS                                                                                                                          with the saints, and of the household
                      By: Dr. Hernes M. Abante                                                      GIFT                                                      of God; And are built upon the
                      IBBC. San Leandro, CA., USA                                                    By: Rev. Greg Tupas,                                     foundation of the apostles and
                                                                                                     GBCI, Brimley Rd., Scarborough,                          prophets, JESUS CHRIST himself
                                                                                                     Ontario Canada                                           being the corner stone; In whom all
                                                                                                                                                              the building fitly framed together
            DESPITE the                     Montreal for their First         THANKS         be unto God for his       us, in that, while we were yet          groweth unto a holy temple in the
difficulties, IBBC Las Vegas           Evangelistic Rally. We hope to        unspeakable gift.” (II Cor. 9:15)      sinners, Christ died for us.” He died     Lord: In whom ye also are builded
remains strong and committed to        visit IBBC Mississauga to meet             Every gift from man is            for us not because he was obliged to      together for an habitation of God
the Lord. I appreciate the strong      the 8 people who are scheduled to     describable, whether it is the         do that, but because he loved us so       through the Spirit.”.
stand and the resolve of our newly-    be baptized. They are apparently      most expensive gift, it can still be   much. (John 3:16) His love for us         4. We receive the Peace – Peace
appointed Mission Pastor Manny         waiting for me to officiate the       described, but the gift of God to      is unconditional. Salvation is a gift     that allows us to cope with every
Nunez and the full support of his      baptism. Please pray that we will     mankind, His only begotten Son,        from God that no words can fully          different situation; peace to look up
wife and members of his family.        have enough financial resources to    is indescribable for 4 reasons:        describe.                                 to a perfect hope in heaven. (Eph.
With him are members and leaders       visit Mississauga.                    1. His nature – JESUS is God,          4. Because of His effect in our lives     2: 13- 17 “ But now in CHRIST
of the Church remaining faithful            I also want to extend my         the Creator of heaven and earth,       – After receiving gifts from our loved    JESUS ye who sometimes were far
and involved in the ministry. We       appreciation to all IBBC              yet when He became man to be a         ones and our friends, will they change    off were made nigh by the blood of
have lost some but gained some         members and congregations             ransom for our sins, He was born       our lives significantly? NO, no matter    Christ. For he is our peace, who hath
as well. The attendance and the        for their generosity in making        of a virgin, on a manger, because      how precious those gifts we received      made both one, and hath broken
giving are both down but we            contributions towards the Jesus       there was no room for them in the      from them, we are still the same.         down the middle wall of partition
remain hopeful that soon God           Saves Celebration and the typhoon     inn. (Luke 1:7; Mat. 1:23; Isaiah          But when you receive JESUS            between us; Having abolished in
will allow His work to stand and       victims in the the Philippines. I     7:14) Can we fully describe and        CHRIST in your life, you will never       his flesh the enmity, even the law
conquer some more mountains            was told that more checks should      understand all these things?           be the same again.                        of commandments contained in
and valleys.                           be in the mail from our other          God created everything with His       Effects in our lives when we receive      ordinances; for to make in himself
         Remember them always          friends outside of IBBC family. So    word, when He said let there be        the gift of Salvation:                    of twain one new man, so making
in your prayers and I encourage        far we have almost $3,000.00 for      light, there was light (Genesis        1. Our sins are forgiven. When            peace;”)
you to call and encourage their        JSC and $1,000.00 for typchoon        1:3) and so on and so forth.           we are forgiven of our sins, God          5. We receive a mansion in heaven
hearts. The phone number of Pr.        victims. With more contributions      JESUS is perfect, yet man’s words      will remember our sins no more.           – (John 14: 1-3 “Let not your heart
Manny is (702) 501-7836. Pr.           coming in, I expect to see the goal   are not enough to describe Him         (Hebrews 8 12 “For I will be merciful     be troubled: ye believe in God,
Armand although not accupying a        of $10,000.00 to come in. I have      perfectly.                             to their unrighteousness, and their       believe also in me. In my Father’s
leadership position is still present   set a goal of $5,000.00 for JSC       2. His purpose of coming into this     iniquities will I remember no more.       house are many mansions if it were
to provide collateral support to the   and $5,000.00 for the typhoon         world – JESUS came as a Savior.        Think about everything we have done       not so, I would have told you. I go
ministry. Pray that God will also      victim. You have truly expressed      (Luke 2: 11). The wars these days      in the past… everything is forgiven       to prepare a place for you.      And
bless him in his pursuit to become     the true meaning and message of       cannot be solved by the United         when we receive Him into our lives.       if I go and prepare place for you, I
a licensed Engineer here in USA.       the Christmas celebration through     States, nor the United Nations.        2. God will adopt us in His family and    will come again, and receive you
    As the Senior Pastor of IBBC,      your gift giving.                     We have to change our sinful           we become His children. (John 1:12-       unto myself; that where I am, there
it is my desire to see all our               I thank and praise God for      nature within us. The world’s          13 “But as many as received him, to       ye may be also.”
congregations remain strong and        all of you. I will soon give you      greatest need today is the Savior.     them gave he power to become the              You don’t need to describe Him
faithful in the work of the Lord.      a full financial report of all the    Unless men are lifted from their       sons of God, even to them that believe    to receive Him. You just have to
Soon, we will see another ministry     contributions when I get back to      sins and their hearts are changed,     on his name: Which were born, not         repent and receive Him as your
starting in Ohio in 2007 through       the Bay Area.                         the world will continue to be in       of blood, nor of the will of the flesh,   personal Lord and Savior, and once
Peter Lee and his wife. This           My wife and I and with William        turmoil. How can we put into           nor of the will of man, but of God.”)     you do it, He will start changing
ministry will be a joint venture of    Aquino will be travelling back to     words, God’s gift to mankind, the      3. We receive the gift, the Holy Spirit   your life.
IBBC and LBBC of Pastor RA.            California tonight. Please pray for   LORD JESUS?                            who indwell in us. He will protect             You might receive lots of gifts
From Las Vegas, we will be in the      our trip that we will be back in      3. Because of His grace – in           us, He will empower us. (Ephesians        this holiday season, but I pray you
Main this Sunday for the New Year      IBBC Main safely. God bless you       Romans 5: 8 it says: “But God          2: 18-22 “For through him we both         don’t miss the greatest gift, GOD
celebration and the following week     all and Have a Happy New Year!        commendeth his love toward             have access by one Spirit unto the        has given man, the gift of salvation
we will be joinining IBBC              PHA                                                                          Father. Now therefore ye are no           thru our Lord JESUS CHRIST, the
                                                                                                                    more strangers                            very reason for this occasion.




 HELP CORNER                                         AN APPEAL TO OUR BRETHREN:
                                                     Editor’s note:

                                                     Starting this issue a special “Help Corner”will be provided for our brethren who may want to seek assistance either
                                                     through prayers, material or financial help. ( Galatians 6:2 ~ Bear Ye one another’s burdens...)

Hi Sis. Vangie,
I am also furnishing Pastor Reuben of this email. Am so blessed having brethen praying for me... my health and my financial needs. I really appreciate your help
 and I am deeply touched by your concern. Actually, some years ago, I was diagnosed having an ischemic heart. It was early this year when am experiencing
 massive chestpains. I undergo angiogram last May 11, 2006 and following is the angiographic results:

Left Ventriculogram showed normal wall motion and contractility. No mitral regurgitation or mitral valve prolapse noted.

Coronary Angiography:
    Left main coronary artery is patent. Left anterior descending (LAD) artery has luminal irregularities from the proximal to the mid segment without significant
 obstruction. The 1st diagonal is small with 60-80% proximal stenosis. Left circumflex (LCX) has scattered non-obstructive luminal irregularities. Right coronary
 artery (RCA) has luminal irregularities proximally 80-90% mid stenosis followed by 50% stenosis distally. The distal segment and PDA junction has 50%
reduction in diameter. More luminal irregularities are noted distally.
Assessment: 2 vessel coronary artery disease involving large RCA and small 1st diagonal branch with mild LV diastolic dysfunction

My doctor, Dr. John Anonuevo, head cardiologist in Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is recommending an immediate angioplasty because I am already
experiencing chestpains and numbness even at rest. Much that I want to undergo the procedure, my family is financially incapacitated.
As for my daughter Redgie, she was also happy upon learning that there’s a good feedback from young people reading the Baptist Chronicle. And am so glad that
she’s using for the glory of God the knowledge and talent God gave her.

Thank you very much for your help.

Rexie                   (cell # +639174770746 / rexie.custorio@paramount.com.ph)
   “For unto us a child is born, unto us a child is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder…” (Isaiah 9: 6)
                                                                      Causes For Concern About Gambling                                               (Part II)
                       By: Rev. Jose Francisco C. Sauco                                                                                                             Psa 107:2 Let the redeemed of
                                                                                  educated, and lower income peo-              The facts are that for every
                       Bible Baptist Church                                                                                                                         the LORD say so, whom he hath
                                                                                  ple. They found a marked increase        peso raised for taxes as a result
                       Pasay City, Metro Manila                                                                                                                     redeemed from the hand of the
                                                                                  in lottery ticket sales on the week-     of gambling, several pesos more
                       Philippines                                                                                                                                  enemy;
                                                                                  ends when welfare checks were            will be spent in higher police
                                                                                                                           costs, higher court costs, higher          Gambling is a system based on
                                                                                  distributed.
                                         human behavior will back up Paul’s                                                penitentiary upkeep costs, and much      covetousness and greed.
1. GAMBLING PROMOTES                                                                The poor buy into the lottery just
                                        statement one hundred percent! The                                                 higher welfare costs. Is it worth the    And Christians are to refuse to
PROFITEERING                                                                      as people do drugs as an escape
                                        desire for riches which gambling                                                   gamble?                                  participate in this destructive
1Ti 6:9 But they that will be rich                                                from the situation they are in, with
                                        promotes, often brings the ruination                                                  There is a definite link between      practice. Good stewards of God’s
fall into temptation and a snare,                                                 the belief that their only chance for
                                        of the people involved, and destroys                                               gambling and increased crime.            resources will have no part in this
and into many foolish and hurt-                                                   getting out of poverty is to strike it
                                                                                                                           5. GAMBLING PROVIDES A                   great societal cancer. Eph 5:3 But
ful lusts, which drown men in           the families of which they are a part.    rich in the lottery. Martin Luther:
                                                                                                                           FALSE CURE-ALL                           fornication, and all uncleanness,
destruction and perdition.              Gambling destroys many people             “Money won by gambling is not
                                                                                                                           In 1 Timothy 6:10, we read, “in          or covetousness, let it not be once
The Scripture says, “Those who          who get entangled in its web before       won without self-seeking and sin.”
                                                                                                                           their eagerness to be rich, some         named among you, as becometh
want to be rich fall into tempta-       they realize it, just like drug addic-    Lottery is a game of chance. It’s
                                                                                                                           have wandered away from the faith        saints;
tion”. Paul is talking about greed.     tion does.                                a game of luck. And chance and
                                                                                                                           and pierced themselves with many         Eph 5:5 For this ye know, that
  Two of the Ten Commandments           A lot of Filipino families are            luck strike once in a lifetime. A
                                                                                                                           pains.” Some see gambling as a           no whoremonger, nor unclean
deal with greed—the eighth, “Do         breaking up because of gambling.          lot will sink in poverty first before
                                                                                                                           panacea or cure- all.                    person, nor covetous man, who is
not steal,” and the tenth, “Do not      Couples are separating because of         someone gets lucky.
                                                                                                                              They are blinded by the lure,         an idolater, hath any inheritance in
covet.”                                 gambling. Properties, inheritance,        Property tax is the tax for the rich;
                                                                                                                           the lust, and the luxury which           the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Exo 20:17 Thou shalt not covet          and hard earned savings are being         the lottery is the tax for the poor.
                                                                                                                           they believe winning through             1Co 5:11 But now I have written
thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt        squandered; children are neglected        A person in poverty is more tempt-
                                                                                                                           gambling can produce. Some have          unto you not to keep company, if
not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor      because of gambling.                      ed by the get rich quick schemes.
                                                                                                                           forsaken the shady green pastures        any man that is called a brother
his manservant, nor his maidser-          Think of the homes that have             Pro 28:22 He that hasteth to be
                                                                                                                           of fellowship with believers, for the    be a fornicator, or covetous,
vant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor      been ruined, the children who have        rich hath an evil eye, and consid-
                                                                                                                           lush green felt of a casino blackjack    or an idolater, or a railer, or a
any thing that is thy neighbor’s.       gone hungry, and the families that        ereth not that poverty shall come
                                                                                                                           table.                                   drunkard, or an extortioner; with
Large percentage of Jesus’ teach-       have had to live in abject poverty        upon him.
                                                                                                                               Every blackjack table, every         such an one no not to eat. Heed
ings is related to money and            because of a gambling member of           With the lottery, many poor place
                                                                                                                           roulette wheel, and every slot           the words of Scripture to be good
material goods. The bottom line         the household.                            the bets and few take home the
                                                                                                                           machine is devised in favor of the       stewards. Help those enmeshed in
of gambling is that it is viewed        In short, gambling can easily be-         winnings. This is a justice issue.
                                                                                                                           gambling house. Gambling is big          the destructiveness of gambling.
as a way to get rich quick. The         come a habit--a way of life which         4. GAMBLING PRODUCES
                                                                                                                           business. There are many more               Let politicians know of your
motivation is clearly selfishness,      only produces losers in the long run.     EXPANDED POLICE FORCES
                                                                                                                           losers than winners. Casinos are         views because no one can serve
covetousness, and greed.                3. GAMBLING PREYS UPON                    1Ti 6:10 For the love of money
                                                                                                                           attractive and always available.         both God and materialism.
   The philosophy which perme-          THE POOR                                  is the root of all evil: which while
                                                                                                                           A neon sign blinked in front of a        Gambling propagates “greed,
ates the thoughts of the gambler is       1Ti 6:9 But they that will be rich      some coveted after, they have erred
                                                                                                                           gambling house with these words,         covetousness and slothfulness.”
this: What can I get? How much          fall into temptation and a snare, and     from the faith, and pierced them-
                                                                                                                           “We never close.”                        It deceives people to leave their
can I get out of this?                  into many foolish and hurtful lusts,      selves through with many sorrows.
                                                                                                                           But without the “c” in the word          future to “good luck.”
  The Apostle Paul hits the prob-       which drown men in destruction            Paul’s famous quote says it all,
                                                                                                                           “close” the sign read, “We never         Gambling is an outright sin
lem of gambling head-on when he         and perdition.                            “The love of money is a root of
                                                                                                                           lose.” That sign was closer to the       against God!
says, “Those who desire to be rich      Paul implies that the end result of       all evil.”
                                                                                                                           truth than the owners would have         The God who fills us..
fall into temptation.” Gambling         a lust for money is destruction,          Every study ever conducted on the
emphasizes getting, never giving.                                                 effects of gambling always shows         wanted to admit.                         (fr. pg. 4)
                                        which we can identify as poverty.                                                    The hopes and expectations raised      Augustine smiled at that answer
   Do you really know of people         PAGCOR and PCSO have us be-               that with the introduction of legal-
                                                                                                                           by the gambling business are false       because he was thinking how
who bought a lotto or sweepstakes       lieve that the lottery benefits the       ized gambling there is a dramatic
                                                                                                                           hopes, false expectations, and a         impossible that could be. And
ticket because they were moti-          disabled, the poor, and the senior        rise in crime.
                                                                                                                           false panacea. Paul’s words to the       then, it struck him: he is the little
vated out of their compassionate        citizens and helps to keep the taxes      The public safety commissioner of
                                                                                                                           Colossians are timely for us:            boy trying to get all the divine
spirit to help meet the needs of        low. This may be true to a degree,        Atlantic City, Edwin Roth, states
                                                                                                                           Col 3:1 If ye then be risen with         knowledge and put them into his
the elderly or the needy in our         but there is another side to the story.   that within the first two months of
                                                                                                                           Christ, seek those things which are      on. He submitted himself to God
country or the disabled? How            Some may be the winners, but most         gambling casinos’ opening in At-
                                                                                                                           above, where Christ sitteth on the       in humility realizing how finite
many bought lottery tickets be-         poor people are clearly the losers in     lantic City, street crime increased
                                                                                                                           right hand of God.                       his mind is to understand God’s
cause they wanted to help senior        the lottery.                              25 percent.
                                                                                                                           Col 3:2 Set your affection on things     divine plan of salvation.
citizens?                               Who are lining up at lotto stall?          A study of embezzlement shows
                                                                                                                           above, not on things on the earth.           God gives us hope because he
People play the lottery to WIN.         The poor!                                 that 30 to 40 percent of embezzle-
                                                                                                                           Col 3:5 Mortify therefore your           is the author o hope. That hope
People play the lottery to get, not     You’ll be amazed at how long lines        ments are directly related to people
                                                                                                                           members which are upon the earth;        does not disappoint us because
to give. People play the lottery        are where lotto is. And people don’t      who got into trouble as a result of
                                                                                                                           fornication, uncleanness, inordinate     God is powerful t do as He wills
out of greed—win, win, make it          even mind how much money they             gambling.
                                                                                                                           affection, evil concupiscence, and       it to be done. In Romans 8:34,
big, strike it rich, hit the jackpot-   spend on ticket everyday which sum        Crime report shows that gambling
                                                                                                                           covetousness, which is idolatry:         we are told that hope I the saving
and to such motivation the Word         in a month could even buy them a          countries have a much higher crime
                                                                                                                           Col 3:6 For which things’ sake the       element to life.
of God thunders back at us, Mat         sack of rice. People don’t mind the       rate than non gambling countries.
                                                                                                                           wrath of God cometh on the children         What are the things that burden
16:26 For what is a man profited,       time they waste waiting on line to        Former FBI Director Clarence
                                                                                                                           of disobedience:                         you this year? Is it an emotional
if he shall gain the whole world,       buy their ticket which they could         Kelley declared “that legalized
                                                                                                                           Put to death therefore whatever in       burden, such as a strained
and lose his own soul? or what          have instead used working.                gambling would not help elimi-
                                                                                                                           you is earthly: fornication, impurity,   relationship in the family, in the
shall a man give in exchange for        2Th 3:10 For even when we were            nate corruption, but rather would
                                                                                                                           passion, evil desire, and greed,         neighborhood, at school, in your
his soul?                               with you, this we commanded you,          develop a new class of gamblers
                                                                                                                           which is idolatry.                       place of work? Is it a physical
2. GAMBLING BRINGS RU-                  that if any would not work, neither       who would switch to the illegal
                                                                                                                            As Christians, our ultimate destiny     burden, such as a health problem,
INATION TO PEOPLE                       should he eat.                            games as their addiction grows.”
                                                                                                                           is not determined at the gambling        or deficiency, or a medical test yet
  Nearly two thousand years ago,        2Th 3:11 For we hear that there                                                    table, but at the Lord’s table. Our      to be completed for a suspected
the Apostle Paul linked the pas-        are some which walk among you             How many of our public officials
                                                                                                                           hope is not found in the Queen of        illness, or a lingering pain? Is it
sion for riches with the ruination      disorderly, working not at all, but       got involved in money laundering
                                                                                                                           spades, but in the King of kings.        a financial burden, such as being
of people.                              are busybodies.                           because they were into gambling?
                                                                                                                           True community is not through the        terminated from your job of so
   The passage in 1 Timothy 6:9         2Th 3:12 Now them that are such           How many employees do you
                                                                                                                           casino, but through the church. Our      many years, or instability at the
says, “Those who desire to be rich      we command and exhort by our              know have a case of money swin-
                                                                                                                           reward is not found in getting, but      work place, or even a job that
fall into temptation, into a snare,     Lord Jesus Christ, that with quiet-       dling because they are involved in
                                                                                                                           in giving. Our major duty is not in      does not seem to pay enough for e
into many senseless and hurtful         ness they work, and eat their own         gambling?
                                                                                                                           hoarding, but in sharing.                bills that come or a mortgage that
desires that plunge people into         bread.                                                                                We may not be able to eradicate       is coming due without the means
ruin and destruction.” Paul may            Two psychologists at the Uni-                                                   gambling from our land, but we           to pay it?
not have specifically mentioned         versity of Connecticut released a
gambling in that verse, but those                                                                                          should be concerned about its            (To be continued)
                                        report on the lottery in their state                                               effects, and stand up against its
who study                               and found that the lottery attracts                                                expansion.
                                        the unemployed, the less




    “… and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)
                                         identifying microchips; Some             computers to monitor their
NEARING THE ENDTIMES                   people are now “chipped” with            biological systems.                                             REV. GERRY NABLE
???                                    devices that automatically open              Let us contemplate on the verses                           Bethany Baptist Church
(By: Vangie Sison)                     doors, turn on lights. Some pay for      below and relate them to what’s                                Makati City, Philippines
                                       $150.00 (US) to be implanted with        going on nowadays. Aren’t we                                   (Taken from the Bethany Baptist Bulletin
THE SIGNS                   of the     the chip that gives them the privilege   really nearing the end times?                                  December 31, 2006 issue)
end times are apparent with            not to waste time in queues and to           “AND he doeth great wonders,
the advancement of today’s             purchase drinks by being scanned.        so that he maketh fire come down           THANK God for the outcome                As we near the threshold of year
technology. Here in Canada,                   The article also reveals that     from heaven on the earth in the         of our yearend Evangelistic             2007, let us renew our commitment
I personally observed the use          the first widespread use of human        sight of men,                           Meeting yesterday afternoon             to the Lord to grow in His grace and
of Global Positioning System           implanting will be in the Western             And deceiveth them that dwell      that yielded 251 professions of         in His knowledge, and truly be used
(GPS) which guides motorists to        world. Those who will first be           on the earth by the means of those      faith from some 261 guests and          by Him in reaching many more souls
be in the exact direction of their     receiving the chips are pedophiles,      miracles which he had power to do       visitors. They are mostly from          with God’s Word, and thereby also
destination, so long as you input      terrorists, drug dealers and other       in the sight of the beast; saying to    our neighbors here in Barangay          experience hope and changed lives
the exact address.                     criminals (prisoners), probably to       them that dwell on the earth, that      Palanan and nearby barangays.           in the LORD JESUS CHRIST. May
     People here, mostly are not       give the impression that only the        they should make an image to the           What a thrill and joy it is to see   we all be together in one mind, one
bringing along with them cash,         worst kind of people will be chipped,    beast, which had the would by a         people coming to the Savior and         heart and one purpose in facing the
credit cards are used instead in all   but later, maybe even accused            sword and did live.                     receiving God’s love, peace and         great prospects and challenges ahead.
their transactions; in gas stations,   individuals will be “chipped” to stop         And he had power to give life      hope in CHRIST JESUS.                   By God’s grace and enabling power,
grocery stores, malls, wherever.       them from fleeing justice.               unto the image of the beast, that            Praise God for this privilege      we can surely overcome the hurdles,
Goods are delivered at the                   Here’s what’s more alarming!       the image of the beast should both      and opportunity He has given            and be victorious in our Christian
doorsteps when you order them          It is also said that employers will      speak, and cause that as many as        us to be “on mission” with Him          lives and witnesses.
through the internet, again credit     be requiring implants as a condition     would not worship the image of          in reaching the lost with the               My family and I wish you a much
cards are used in the transactions.    for getting a job. Soldiers will also    the beast should be killed.             Gospel of Christ. It is indeed an       More Blessed and prosperous New
Almost cashless society is what        be implanted to enhance battlefield           And he causeth all, both small     investment for eternity that we         Year from the LORD.
I see here.                            command and control and to identify      and great, rich and poor, free and      should not take lightly. Let us
       There was an article in the     human remains.                           bond, to receive a mark in their        as God’s people truly recognize         Love,
Toronto Star dated December                It is also mentioned that in 2004    right hand, or in their foreheads:      what really matters most. May
10, 2006, entitled Getting under       the Mexican Attorney General’s                 And that no man might buy         we consistently invest the eternal      Pastor G. G. Nable
our skin by Kevin Haggerty,            Office started implanting employees      or sell, save he that had the mark,     Word of God in the eternal souls
in Section D, which caught my          to restrict access to secure areas.      or the name of the beast, or the        of men.
attention.                             Those holding sensitive positions,       number of his name.
      In bold letters, right under     requiring keys, a password, security            Here is wisdom. Let him
its title reads: “One day we           clearance or identification badge will   that hath understanding count the
will all happily be implanted          soon be replaced with microchips.        number of the beast: for it is the
with microchips, and our every
move will be monitored. The
                                             It is also anticipated that soon
                                       the chip will become a precondition
                                                                                number of a man; and his number
                                                                                is Six hundred threescore and six.”
                                                                                                                       HEALTH TIPS:
technology exists: the only            for shopping, voting and driving.        (Revelation 13: 13-18)
barrier is society’s resistance to     Later, discounts will be given to               However, as true-believing
the loss of privacy. An expert         chipped individuals, charging            Christians, we have a blessed hope:     WILD blueberries contain antioxidants that may offer a
on surveillance and society            unchipped individuals more as a          “For if we believe that JESUS died     defence against heart disease, stroke, some cancers, urinary
lays out how corporations and          way to encourage them to submit          and rose again, even so them also      tract infections and memory loss, slow the effects of aging;
governments will team up to            for monitoring. Then patients in         which sleep in JESUS will God
break down that fragile barrier.”      hospitals will be routinely chipped,     bring with him.                        Two (2) kiwi fruits a day protect your heart;
    The author said that for years     allowing medical staff/                      For this we say unto you by the
pets have already been implanted                                                word of the Lord, that we which are
                                                                                alive and remain unto the coming       Salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines, hering, tuna and trout,
with a small
                                                                                of the Lord shall not prevent them     have Omega 3. They lower blood pressure and decrease the
                                                                                which are asleep. For the Lord         risk of heart disease;
                                                                                himself shall descend from heaven
                                                                                with a shout, with a shout, with the   Cooked spinach reduces risk of high blood pressure;
                                                                                voice of the archangel, and with
 THE WAY TO HEAVEN                                                              the trump of God: and the dead in      Tomatoes contain lycopene which help fight heart disease,
                                                                                Christ shall rise first:
                                                                                                                       prostrate cancer and pancreatic cancer;
      1.     Admit that you are a sinner.                                             Then we which are alive and
                                                                                remain shall be caught up together
      “As it is written, THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NO, NOT                       with them in the clouds, to meet       Whole grain bread - eliminate excess waste in the body, reduce
      ONE.” (Romans 3: 10)                                                      the Lord in the                        risk of colon cancer and type 2 diabetes;
      “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”                air: and so shall we ever be with
      (Romans 3:23)                                                             the Lord.                              Skim milk - high in calcium: builds healthy teeth and bones
                                                                                    Wherefore comfort one another      and wards off osteoporosis;
      2.     Repent from all your sins.                                         with these words.”
                                                                                 (I Thessalonians 4: 14-18)
                                                                                                                       Dried apricots - rich in fibre, excellent source of vitamin A;
    “… except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”(Luke 13:3
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. “ (I John 1:9)                                                             Raspberries - rich in fibre, antioxidants, vitamins A & C.

       3.    Receive the Lord JESUS CHRIST in your heart as
             your LORD and SAVIOR.

 “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the
 sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1: 12)
 “Behold I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice
 and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him and
 he with me.” (Rev. 3:20)

       4.    Believe on the Lord JESUS CHRIST with all your heart.

 “…Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord
 Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” (Acts 16: 30-31)
 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt
 believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be
 saved.” (Romans 10: 9)




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