Jim Elliot

•2017/06/27 • Leave a Comment

Sunday 2017.6.26 I had the opportunity to share the story of Jim Elliot to the JWS children at church. The commitment and conviction of Jim Elliot’s life and his 4 missionary friend to God and towards the native of the savage Aucas in the Ecuador jungle changed the life the tribe forever. No doubt they, all 5 missionaries, were savagely speared and machete to death, their non retaliation for self defense left a bitter note towards the fearsome warriors of aucas. God used their selfless defenseless act to open the way for the latter folks who were the killed missionaries spouses and sisters to live among them, and minister to the aucas.

Jim Elliot, a missionary who made contact with the savage Aucas in Ecuador. He is an evangelical Christian who was one of five missionaries killed while participating in Operation Auca, an attempt to evangelize the Huaorani people of Ecuador. In return, God honoured them through their wives who gave the gospel of Jesus to the tribes.

 

 

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Discouraged

•2017/06/27 • Leave a Comment

Well, thank God for his strength and blessings. I’m just holding the door open for the folks to deliver and to be blessed. Whenever I enter a committee, people will start leaving, that the ministry is in good hand and it’s time for them to move on or to retire. I am not sure if this is a genuine remark or if I’m such a pain to be with. No doubt I do confess I am a very nice guy who accepts resignation easily and act on requests such as renewing the leadership. It is funny how everyone wants to be in a job in secular world, but everybody wants to get out of job in the spiritual world. I guess it all comes down to where your heart is.

Elijah was disappointed. He felt he was all alone. Everyone has deserted him and he was left to carry the burden alone. I did a google on Elijah Discouraged, and the following results shows.

Rather than wallowing in self pity – these are the 5 things that I should do.

#1 Take it to the Lord in prayer
#2 Take time to be Holy
#3 Take it not personally.
#4 Take it in your own stride
#5 Take it a bit a time

 

This device may be associated with existing mi account

•2017/03/09 • Leave a Comment

I had a terrible issue with my Xiaomi Note 1 (3G) version, “this device may be associated with existing mi account” problem.

After the phone was returned to my from my uncle, it has this dreaded error message. It will be automatically activated once the phone connects to the internet, and declare it is a lost phone. This is MY PHONE!

Nothing works even through the local means of going into Xiaomi recovery panel button configs (Power On with Volume UP or Power On with Volume DOWN depressed).

THIS WORKS!!

You need the ADB utility. https://androidmtk.com/download-minimal-adb-and-fastboot-tool

What would you need
1. Your phone
2. Data cable to connect phone to PC.

Now, put the phone into fastboot ( power +volume down ) mode
1. Connect ur phone to PC using cable data
2. Open COMMAND PROMPT from your WINDOWS (Win+R CMD)
3. Now type the commands :
STEP #1
1. You need to WIPE EVERYTHING on your PHONE
2. POWER ON with VOLUME UP Depressed.
3. You will see some prompts. Wipe Everything.
4. Power on it will load like a fresh phone.
5. Do not insert SIM or connect to WIFI else you will get locked.

STEP #2
1. Install ADB then issue the following commands when phone is connected.
2. adb reboot bootloader (Your phone will go into console mode showing fastboot)
3. fastboot devices (Your PC will show some info, mine showed 2 items)
4. fastboot -w (The PC will show some loaded drives, etc, and some failed message)
5. fastboot erase config (Your PC will be very fast here, 1 failed message, I ignored)
6. fastboot reboot (FIXED)

References:
http://www.technoxide.com/2016/03/xiaomi-mi-account-unlock.html
http://techbeasts.com/useful-adb-and-fastboot-commands-and-how-to-them/2/
http://en.miui.com/thread-289352-1-1.html

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Herein lies the truth of our own Human Condition similar to the Xiaomi Phone. It was precious to me as I do not want it to be wasted. My soul which is worth much more than any phones is going to be wasted in hell. If only my fellow friends will realize that. Nothing that we do, or others do, will be able to remove this LOCKED state of our soul. We are LOCKED in SIN. LOCKED in our Destiny to wage war against the angry God because of our sinful nature.

Yet this GOD has provided the bridge – The Gospel bridge through Jesus, who DIED on the cross for our sin. Rose again the 3rd day. Now have freed us from our sinful state. The only condition needed is to realize our sad state, repent, get right with God, and live for JESUS as HE is the LORD of our LIFE. No turning back.

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us. Isa 64:6

For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not. Ecc 7:20

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Would you my friend to realize we are locked in sin? Just like a locked lost phone?

Morning Coffee time with God

•2017/02/21 • Leave a Comment

Morning folks! Good quiet morning with God with cuppa.

Depart from Iniquity

•2017/02/21 • Leave a Comment

2 Timothy 2:19
Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

Key phrase that caught mine eyes is " depart from iniquity." It is of a truth that Christians are no longer bounded by sin. We have the freedom to reject and decline sin as we have the past of the Holy Spirit in us.

I understand its not going to be easy. However by God’s grace and submission, we shall triumph.

Issue with Progressive Lens experience.

•2016/02/03 • Leave a Comment

Issue with Progressive Lens experience.

We need to understand how progressive lens works and layout:
1. The upper region is to see far
2. The middle region is to see moderately near
3. The lower region is for reading up close.
4. The Left and Right has no degrees, and it looks fuzzy.

So here’s the good news for the folks who wants to know the advantages of progressive:
1. I think it is useful for general usage.
2. I can read my phones and see my meals etc on the move without removing my glasses.
3. I can see far and near easily which is useful for Class Room, Lectures, Church.

The Bad News:
1. You can’t glance left or right – especially since I am using 2 monitors.
2. I can’t see my shoes, coz I need to look down!
3. I can’t look to the ground while one is walking or standing, remember the lower part of progressive lens is for near, not far.
4. I can’t rest my head back while driving because I will my eyes will look downwards.
5. I can’t walk chin up some times to stretch my neck.

When I think of these, a bible verse comes to mind:
2 Peter 1:9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

More importantly the next verse especially for folks who have doubt with their salvation..
2 Peter 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

Which is quite straight forward! I’m a car driver, and I depress my horn once a while, so I know my horn is not failing! Thus similarly, if one have been serving and submitting to Jesus, exercising one gifts, you know you are saved!

Christian Joy

•2016/01/06 • Leave a Comment

“Although the fig tree shall not blossom,…yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.” (Habakkuk 3:17-18)

Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. (Luke 10:20)

Many times people ask why are you happy and what is your response? For some it could be due to good exam results, for other it could be some joyous events. I think for us Christians we have a very good reason to rejoice and be joyful wherever we are. Even in down time, yes we may feel sad when a love one passed away, or perhaps flustered when we are stressed, or even angry when things are not going our way.

However the bible reminds me to rejoice and do not be sad. We should be having a joyful countenance so that we may tell others why we are happy, because our names are wtitten in heaven and this world is not our home.

People may say I am crazy, but I’d say I’d rather be crazy and be at right with God, than someone who is sane and on the wrong side with God.