The last leg of my mission trip to South East Asia has brought me to Singapore, where I have had the chance to work alongside a number of churches and ministries to help further the spread and proclamation of the Gospel.
It has been a great blessing to speak and share at the Y’s Men Fellowship Meeting at the Metropolitan YMCA. The event was very well turned out and there was an opportunity to speak on the subject of walking in faith. It was very nice to see old friends.
We attended the mid week group at Bethesda (Katong) Church, where we shared at the evening prayer meeting.
I was able to share my testimony and the Gospel at Immanuel Community Church in the west of Singapore. It was wonderful to see family of friends in the UK attend the meeting. It was also a good opportunity for my two colleagues Andrey Mikhov (Ukrainian born evangelist from the US) and Morris Silvanus (from Bangalor, India) have an opportunity to share as well.
Today’s meetings are being held at Covenant Vision Christian Church, where I have been booked to preach on evangelism.
There was one Singapore building developer of an luxurious condominium that marketed their new project as, “Rediscover Heaven on Earth”, conveying to prospective buyers that their investment would be so luxurious that it would be like living in heaven while here on earth.
King Solomon, the writer of Ecclesiastes, was an extremely wealthy man (Ecclesiastes 1:12). He tried to find heaven on earth and had the means to live as luxuriously as he could wish (Ecclesiastes 2:1-10), and yet he was not satisfied. Solomon was so disillusioned with his life, that he described it with just one word—“vanity” (or “meaningless”). And he repeated the word eight times in chapter two alone. As long as he looked only at life “under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 2:18), he felt hollow and dissatisfied. All of his striving was ultimately futile. There would come a day when he would have to relinquish his possessions and leave them to someone else.
If you are a Christian, you can look to Christ’s promise of a heavenly home He has gone to prepare (John 14:2). That is why Paul advised those who are enjoying what God has given: “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth” (Colossians 3:2). Don’t try to find heaven on earth, because you will not – no matter how hard you look for it! Those who have their hearts fixed on heaven will hold loosely the things of earth.
God bless you and keep on keeping on…