February 2020

27 February 2020


27 February 2020 Dear Friends & Partners, I believe every pastor’s heart is to reach out to a wider community to connect with them the good news of the gospel of Jesus. I know there is no formula or recipe in church growth except to understand the heart of God. Ever wonder why the crowd are drawn towards Jesus in his ministry? And how the new testament church grew so fast and quick. I like us to understand what is a church without borders. A church without borders Read: Lk 4:18 / PR 14:31/ Rom 12: 9- 14 How to be a church without borders? You asked. God intended the church to be a family not a program. Relational not institutional. Therefore, we must strive for things which are of eternal purpose. And when we do that, we are delighting the heart of God, Amen. When we build a church with no borders, you are going to replica heaven. The word church, or Ecclesia (or Ecclesia) in Christian theology means both a particular body of faithful people and the whole body of the faithful. A church needs to be relevant in the context of what is happening in the world today. Are we sensitive to the needs around us and outside of the 4 walls? Are we wise and living as light & salt? Do we do what Jesus did ? Let’s not fall into a state of running church and not seeing souls saved, lives transformed and never witnessing any miracles, signs and wonders. Such daily happenings in the churches of the early apostles are sadly missing. What is the heart of God for the local church? God is drawn to places filled with pains, sufferings, brokenness, hunger, sickness and discrimination. If you're looking for God, you will find Him in such places. Jesus came and healed a man who was crippled for 38 years at Bethsaida when others were immune to the man already. Similarly, Peter and John, commanded the lame beggar at the temple gates to rise up and walk, when many church goers were busy walking past him. The believers were already desensitised seeing him lie there for ages. Are we too quick to get into our religious duties and missing the miracle at the church door steps? Pray and ask God to help you to be sensitive to needs around you in order to build a church without borders. May you have an amazing week to let God lead you to needs and meet that need. Be Blessed.




13 February  2020


Dear Friends & Partners, I am aware of the continuing bad news from all media sources daily. Be it social media, TV, printed media or electronic. Lets face it, our daily world is a spiritual battle. Good against evil is the plot of many great television shows and movies because it is a prevalent force among us. Where do Christians stand in the midst of it all? The only good news is found in the Word of God. Amen? The Armour of God Read: John 10:10 & Ephesians 6:10-18 Reflection Who is responsible for the bad news? The answer is very clear in John 10:10 which mentions “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy but I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’ The reality is the final battle has been won. But we will continue to be engaged with the enemy till Jesus returns. It will be a daily battle and struggles we all havewe are strong Christians or not. The attacks come in many forms. Can be physical through sickness nd diseases, mental through our mind and thoughts through fears, doubts and lies. Relationships conflicts, quarrels leading to breakups, unforgiveness and separations. But there is a defence that God has given us. Paul’s reminder to the Ephesians to put on the armour of God. It’s a 6-piece suit or covering. It is a garment and equipment that the Roman soldier dons before he goes into battle. Starts with belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and your feet with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Put on the helmet of salvation and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. And be alert and ready always. So, friends, do ensure you put on the full armour of God daily to win your battles.




5 February  2020


5 February 2020 Dear Friends & Partners Greetings, This week has been filled with global concerns over the coronavirus affecting many lives across the world with over 400 deaths in China. In addition, the bush fire continues to ravage many residents and communities in Canberra, Australia. Let's keep praying for the mercy and hand of God to intervene and out of these crisis, miracles and many people will turn to Him. Amen. In my message last Sunday I spoke on the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard. A quick summary here. God's System of Justice Read: Mt 20:1-16 Reflection The workers who only worked one hour was paid the same as the one who worked 12 hours. 3 distinct factors which stand out from this parable are injustice, expectations and grumbling. One denarius was paid to both the one who was hired last and the one who was hired first. That was injustice and unfair practices in all logical and common sense by today's standards. That upsets the first group as they "expect' to be paid more which is normal. And so, they 'grumble' against the injustice. Jesus always use parables to explain about the kingdom of heaven. In this instance, Jesus wants to unlocked the worldly mentality of people that the kingdom principles are different from the world standards. God's system of justice can never be understood by the people outside the kingdom. Hence, Jesus cited in Mt 13 “.... the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. This is why I speak to them in parables. In reality, injustice can permeate our lives too, as we judge others unfairly and hold others to a different standard than we are willing to abide by ourselves. Next time you faced with some injustice anywhere, remember not to set expectations and grumble but to trust God. For God takes account of your hard work. He knows everything that happens at your workplace, homes, relationships among friends and so on. He will fight the battles for you if you give Him the time and space to act on your behalf. Amen





January 2020

27 January 2020


Dear Kingdom Destiny Church, Greeting and welcome friends and partners of Kingdom Destiny to our Weekly Reflection. This will be a devotion to help us focus as we start each week. We will walk and grow together as we allow Jesus to minister to us His Word. The church emphasis for the first 6 months is on the Kingdom Of God. So it is approriate to talk about Jesus's ministry as He teaches on the kingdom, begining with, The Parable of the Weeds Read: Mt 13: 24-29 / 36-42 Reflection The disciples ask Jesus to explain the parable. They know what the weeds are, but it is not clear how these and the other images are related to the Kingdom of God. Jesus explains, God sows good seed. God causes righteous people, represented by the good seed to spread throughout the land. They are identified as God’s children. But the evil one comes to sow bad seeds to corrupt and to spoil them eventually to destroy God’s plan. The bad seeds cause the good seed (believers) to trip, to sin, and even to backslide away from God. But weeds intermesh with good seeds is the real world we live in. We cannot try to avoid or not be exposed to the news and social media of acts of sin, evil and corruption. Paul says, though we are in the world, we should not be of the world. That’s not easy but daily we must remind ourselves that we are Light and Salt set apart by God for His purpose. But once we are integrated, we can lose the essence and effectiveness of being the Light and Salt if we are not strong. Then how did the weeds (enemy) came in? The scripture tells us in v.25 ...'as everyone was sleeping, the enemy came in to sow weeds among the wheats.' We must stay alert and be vigilant to know the enemy's strategies. Dont 'sleep' when we are supposed to be reading the Word and pray. Next, the application why we should not pull out the weeds is about believers. We should not try to be judge to decide who are the righteous and who are not. Because our God has a different plan. God will do it at harvest time or judgment. There is a time for everything. Part of God’s plan is to eliminate evil in this world. It has already begun with Jesus coming to die and to defeat the enemy. Amen. Ps Joe Lim









March 2020

5 March 2020


5 March 2020 Today I would like to share about life ambitions. Let me start by asking you ...“What events or people in my past have crippled my ambitions and potential to do something great for God? And what will it take for me to become daring enough to be a success for God ? Ambitions Read: Ex 3:11 / Jer 1:5 / Jer 29:11 Moses was a skilled and gifted person. When he was young, he tried to take hold of his destiny and ambition into his own hands. His timing and methods were off and he failed miserably. With a dead Egyptian buried in the sand and a price on his head, he retreated to the backside of the desert. As Moses watched the sheep and replayed his mistakes in his head for forty years, he allowed his dreams to wither away. Still carrying the shame of disgrace of his past, Moses wasn’t ready to volunteer when God called him at the burning bush. He had no more ambition to do anything great for God- no passion, no zeal or dreams. As God asked him to see the possibilities, Moses protested repeatedly, 'Who am I, he asked.' He had lost the advantage of being raised in Pharaohs’ household. Now he was an unknown and insignificant shepherd. “What should I tell them. He asked?” Moses could not imagine himself back in Pharaoh’s courts much less confronting the most powerful leader in the world. But in spite of his protest, feelings of inadequacy and past failures, this insignificant, super-cautious, stuttering shepherd without a message finally bowed to the call of God on his life. With God’s help (in providing Aaron) Moses obeyed and delivered the assignment from God. He became a leader for all time. (Richard Doebler). Many of us are in the same boat like Moses was. Suppressed, oppressed and denied the opportunity or let down by others, we dare not dream or try again. We live a defeated life. My prayer for you – is that we do not allowed shortcomings and failures to miss the sight of God’s long arm of grace upon you to fulfill your call. Your failures and mistakes are preparing and moulding you into His given destiny. C’mon, friends, Get up, hear His word, obey and start moving forward again. Yes, You can. Amen Ps Joe Lim




12 March 2020


Dear Friends & Partners,

Who are these people ? Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison, Alexandra Graham Bell ?

Yes, you know them through history books. Wright Brothers – was the first to bring us the heavenly flights in an aeroplane. Otherwise, we will still be traveling in ships to go to Europe. If not for Thomas Edison – who invented the light bulb we will be reading under the a plastic full fire flies. Thank God for Alexandra Graham Bell which gave us the telecommunication breakthrough away from the traditional way of sending telegram/mails. And the list of early inventors can go on and on.

Creativity

Read: Ps 119:73 / Ps 139:13 / Prov 23: 7

I want us to think creativity in whatever we do in our daily life. Never limit your ability because our God is a creative God. Our God is the most creative person I have ever know. Read Genesis 1 & 2 . Who made the heavens and the earth ? Just take a look at the sky and the stars, wildlife and flowers. Next , God created all the beauty and majesty of this world. The mountain tops, the ocean depths and the desert plains, river and lakes.

If our God is creative, so should be His people. We ought to be creative and not to remain in a rut and unchallenged. We should follow the example of our Lord Jesus - Never a dull moment when you hang out with Him. That’s why thousands of people want to clamour around Him and hang out with Him WHY ? - Because there is always something interesting and exciting is coming out from Jesus! He is very creative in the way he heals, delivers, teach and evangelise. There is a saying: ‘Yesterday’s dream is today’s reality.’

Many are afraid to step out to be creative because of fear of failure or what others think so they adopt the ‘play it safe’ mentality. Friends - it’s better to step out and make a mistake trying than never discover what could have been your gifts and potential God has placed in your hearts. Also, sometimes we need to know what is not working before we know what will work.

Simon Peter took the step of faith to be creative to walk on water than remain in the boat. Today in heaven, He can boast as the only person besides Jesus having walked on the waters. Creativity is essential in empowering the church to reach this world in which we live. Therefore, we need to unleash the creative power of the Lord into our ministry and watch the impact of creativity. Start to explore, take risk and exercise the gifts God has created within you. Speak to your leaders and pastors if you felt led to step out to do something.




28 March 2020


Dear Friends & Partners,

We are living in a very difficult days. Our lives, our routines and the way we meet has changed. But I know God Almighty remains seated on His throne - very much in control.

But people, let me tell you. It's important- that you Do not stay outside His covering and protection. I felt God is wanting us to come back to Him committed with our whole heart to have His covering & protection. The book of Joel talks about “Rend of hearts' not your garments. Meaning, we should be tearing our hearts apart as a sacrifice to God. Not our robes and garments like the Israelites did when they mourn and wept in sorrow.

What is God doing ?

Read: Joel 1-2

Despite the coronavirus which started in China in January but the impact has reached such uncontrolled proportion now is beyond anyone. Truly, what is happening in January and now in April is so different. Many prophets and pastors are trying to seek the mind of Christ and to find any scriptures and resemblance to the world events. I believe the pastors and leaders are doing what is right to bring about calm and peace and to fight the fears which the church is not exempted from.

So, what is God doing ?

No amount of reading can calm nerves when the social media and airwaves are more powerful in its bandwidth and transmission. So, we have to decide to feed our Faith man or fear man. If oy feed your Faith Man, the fear man will die of starvation. Just like, you chose to walk in the spirit or the flesh. Above all, Ps 103: 19 - The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.

We cannot remain fearful and wait. This is the time for pastors, leaders and believers to start rising up and prepare as though for war. We need strong and ready warriors and wartime leadership from everyone. Pray, intercede and go into fasting if necessary. My wife and I pick an old song book and started singing an old song, which is so relevant to this time. Its about the Great Awakening. And Christians can no long sleep. We can learn from the parable of the 10 virgins and don’t get caught out. I will leave you with this song.

Great Awakening

1) Lord, pour out Your Spirit On all the peoples of the earth
Let Your sons and daughters Speak Your words of prophesy
Send us dreams and visions Reveal the secret of Your heart
Lord our faith is rising Let all heaven sound the coming of Your day

Chorus

There's goanna be a great awakening

There's goanna be a great revival in our Land
There's gonna be a great awakening

And everyone who calls on Jesus
They will be saved

2) Lord, pour out Your Spirit On all the nations of the world
Let them see Your glory Let them fall in reverent awe
Show Your mighty power Shake the heavens and the earth
Lord, the world is waiting , Let creation see the coming of Your day

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April 2020

5 April 2020


Dear Friends & Partners, I want to continue to encourage you in the midst of the uncertainties and events around the world. We are celebrating Palm Sunday today. Scriptures tells us Jesus made a triumphant entry riding on a colt into the Jerusalem which marks Holy for us believers. This takes place a week before his resurrection. The gospel of John shows a timeline of the event, dated six days before the Passover (John 12:1). Jesus is the coming King ! Read: Matthew 21: 1-11 / 2 Cor. 9:15
As Jesus came into the town a large crowd gathered and laid palm branches and their cloaks across the road, giving Jesus royal treatment. The hundreds of people shouted "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!" Friends, amidst the fears of the world outside, let’s not loose sight of the events that our Lord Saviour Jesus took. This was one of the most powerful events leading to the Cross , crucifixion and resurrection. You can be so absorbed and clouded by the world events that the biggest event of the world which is - Our Lord’s sacrifice is overshadowed during this season. Don’t sight of it. On the heels of Palm Sunday, as we begin this Holy Week, may we constantly be reminded of its significance and value for our lives today. Palm Sunday is the road leading to the Cross and reminds us that the reign of Christ is far greater than any mind of man could ever conceive or plan. Man looked for answers or someone to fight their battles in the present-day world. Yet God had the ultimate plan of sending His Son to fight the final battle over sickness and death. This is the greatness of why we celebrate this week. Because of Christ's ultimate sacrifice, we can be set free from death. We have so much to be grateful for this week. The enemy knows that we are living in fear of the virus and ultimately – death. And he's going to do everything he can to try and distract us away from the true meaning of what this Holy Week means. Don't let him win. In this Holy Week, may God direct our thoughts and attention towards what matters most, Jesus Christ our King. Let's choose to focus on worshipping our Lord, thanking Him for the gift of His sacrifice, celebrating the power of the Resurrection, and the new life found in Him alone. Grace. "Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!" 2 Cor. 9:15




12 April 2020


Dear Friends & Partners,

We celebrated Easter Sunday yesterday in the midst of the lock down. For many, it could be day forgotten. This day is too important for every believer to let it slip away in the midst the pandemic Enemy wants us distract us from the MOST important day in the calendar of every believer. But church, we are not deceived, Amen ? We are reminded, we will celebrate and we will rejoice with Our Saviour.

Same Power

Read: 1 Cor 15: 12-17 / Philippians 3:10-11/ Rom 8:17


For those who missed my message, I spoke about the ‘Same Power’ – The same power that conquered the grave lives in me. What it means, is we have what Jesus has. Same power means same authority that Jesus has we also possess.

Same power to forgive as Jesus forgives, same power to heal as Jesus heals, same power to deliver as Jesus delivers, same power to love as Jesus loves.

Of course, same power to bind and to lose as Jesus did.

Why wouldn’t we ?

Pauls says, in Romans 8:17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. But there is a price to be able to exercise the Same Power. Let me give you the 2 keys.

First, Obedience - Because of His obedience and submitting to the Father's will that we can witness the Power of His Resurrection. On the same note, if Jesus chose his own free will and did not go to the Cross, we will not have this day.

Second, Sacrifice - 2 Tim 2: 11 -12 says “If we die with him, we will also live with him. If we endure hardship, we will also reign with him. This is a conditional reward. It goes hand in hand. We cannot have the second without the first. You can have the Same Power - Only if you willing to lay down, suffer and sacrifice with Him. This suffering has gone ahead of us in the lives of many of our fore fathers, missionaries, who were tortured, persecuted and endure hardships that they now glory with Christ.

Every believer ought to live with the resurrection power in our daily life. Not only sometimes. Some of you don’t because you never understand the power that raise Christ from the grave lives in you. Today, you can re-ignite the power of His resurrection and live and reign with Him. Obviously, we know who can give life?

Jn 11: 25-26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he dies, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.

Ps Joe Lim




25 April 2020


Dear Friends & Partners,

We are probably through 4-5 weeks of ‘lock down’. So, what do you think God is doing in the midst of this? In everything, I believe our God is in control and He absolutely know the times and seasons and what is next for the world and creation He made.

Today, I want to reflect on the all-knowing and all-powerful God who has a plan and purpose for allowing things to happen. To me it is a very significant time in the live of every believer.

Time to Build, Strengthen and Bond

Read: Det 6:2-3 / Joel 1:2 / Gen 50:20


I see this time of locked down as time to build, strengthen and bond. It so important each of us recognised that such moments will not return again when the COVID-19 is over and people go back to their routines. You know that troubles me lot, if we failed to seized the opportunity and make the best of the every opportunity like Paul says in Ephesians.

Friends, if you have a family, its time now to have more family time, through Bibles studies, prayers and devotions and conducting Holy Communion. Build a family altar at home and make it a permanent feature now and forever.

As God told Moses in Det 6:2-3 ‘These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, 2 so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life.

Again, in Joel 1:2, Tell it to your children, and let your children tell it to their children and their children to the next generation.

What are we to tell our children and to our future generations? Parents, your children must learn and understand these unprecedented times and how they can relate to a God who loves and desires their devotion and love. Don’t stop teaching them the truth and commandments and to walk fervently and with reverence.

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As for the singles and individuals, what have you been spending your time on since being in isolation? Start praying and grow in the Lord more in the Word through praise and worship.

Maybe playing some instruments or read some Christian books you have stocked up over the years on your shelves. Its time now to grow.

In everything, although, the enemy wants to destroy our joy, put fears in us, hold us captive and freedom, but our God can turn everything into His favour. Amen

Genesis 50:20 Joseph says, “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.”

God is wanting us to come back to Him and don’t live as though there is still time. My desire is that this lock down must change and transform our relationship with God. Once the crisis is over, there is a tendency to revert to our old routine , way of life again and the opportunity is gone. I strongly believe there is so much at stake now to fight this battle. Christians must see the opportunity for the abundant harvest out of this. But we must be strong, wise and alert to win.

Blessings

Ps Joe Lim





May 2020

3 May 2020


Does it surprise you that God is moved by your prayers? That He bends His ear to listen to you when you talk to Him? How is God moving in your life right now? How many times do you pray each week? And how long do you pray on each occasion ?

PRAYER - THE FOUNDATION OF OUR FAITH

Read: 1 Thess 5:17/ Js 5:13-16 / Phil 4:6 / Ps 55: 17

Sadly, we are all guilty of doing more rather than praying more. This has been the statistics of churches and ministries all over the Christian communities. We gav so much time into planning and meetings but little time in praying over it.
Famous Quotes, “I pray because I can’t help myself. ... I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God. It changes me.” C.S. Lewis and from Martin Luther, ..“I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.’

Paul exhorts us to “Pray without ceasing.. (1 Thess 5:17)

James 5:13-16 talks about when someone is in trouble or sick? Let them pray.

And Philippians 4:6 says, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."

I could preach many sermons on why it is so important to pray but this reflection is to remind us all to start prioritising our Christian walk by placing prayer above works. I am glad that the lock down has broken down every wall and many are zooming in to pray. Many churches are gathering across international boundaries to unite in prayer.

If you want to see and experience God coming into your situation whether family, marriage, relationships, children, work, finances or church, start by praying. Prayer will shift the spiritual atmosphere of the situation whatever it may be.

Palmist says, in Ps 55: 17, Evening, morning and noon, I cry out in distress, and He hears my voice. Meaning, the whole day, the Palmist cried out to God and the Lord loves to hear our cries. Make it a discipline not to start the day without going to the Lord in prayer. You will see the day’s outlook and situation change. We know, when we seek the Lord, He will fight our battles and position us for victory. He will cause the difficult and challenging situation to be in your favour as you earnestly seek Him with all your heart. And share your praise reports when that happens. Amen.

Blessings

Ps Joe Lim




10 May 2020


This is an unprecedented Mother’s Day 2020 for everyone, which will go down into the history books being in a ‘locked down’ for an event like this. Again, our God is still very much in control of the situation in our families and homes.

Mother’s Moment

Read: Ex 1-2 / Ex6:20 / Num 26:59


Do you know that scripture talks about a woman in the Old Testament, name Jochebed– who has been very much overlooked by the many theologians and bible scholars. Some deemed her as insignificant. However, her actions as a mother has actually change and shape the biblical outcome of the world.

I am talking about Jochebed, the mother of Moses.

During the time of Moses, the devil wants to kill Moses not once but twice when the king of Egypt issued 2 decree to kill all male babies before and after they were born. Jochebed was the mother who was a warrior, defender and protector of her kids. She was brave she was bold and God fearing. She knew her role and her calling as a mother.

She was instrumental in fighting for the survival of her son. The ‘mother’s moment’ was the gift of God. I called it ‘heavenly wisdom’, coordinated strategies with timely execution. Her ‘mother’s moment’ eventually created world history thwarted the plan of devil. And today we have what is written in the book of Exodus, the rescue of the Israelites out of Egypt, parting of Red Sea, the giving of the 10 Commandments, burning bush experience and so on.

That story would be very different if Moses was dead as a child.

When God has a mission and destiny for you, the enemy will attempt to destroy God’s plan in you, failing which, he will disrupt and cause you to lose sight of it. Don’t give up!. You need to fight and have the attitude like Jochebed. The interesting thing is her name was even mentioned in the story of Moses in book of Exodus 1-2, except if you search under the genealogy. Well, when God is with you, and fights for you, titles, positions and recognition is not important. Stay humble and He will lift you up. Let’s celebrate Mother’s Day with an honour for many of our unsung moms (heroes) around the world who has given so much to us. Happy Mother’ Day from Kingdom Destiny

Blessings

Ps Joe Lim




17 May 2020


Dear Friends & Partners,

In the book of Genesis at least nine times, Yahweh God instructed the people to be fruitful and multiply after the creation. Being fruitful and multiply” - comes from the Hebrew Word = Parah, and Strong's Exhaustive Concordance uses, bear, bring forth fruit, grow, increase

Be Fruitful and Multiply

Read: Gen 1: 22 . 9: 1 / Jos 24: 15

God has specifically instructed them to be fruitful and multiply and populate the earth. Indeed, Exodus 1:7 says, the people of Israel were fruitful and increased greatly; they multiplied and grew exceedingly strong, so that the land was filled with them. Until the Egyptians were afraid of their growth and exceedance in numbers.

In the New Testament, the similar pattern in the like of Jesus, whose life and ministry are to bless, heal, and multiply. He fed the 4000 in Mt 15 and fed the 5000 in John 6.

He turned the water into wine and demonstrate how to catch abundance of fish to his disciples.

His principle is to bring forth abundance and growth in whatever the Father has given Him to do. I truly believe Jesus multiplies anything you placed upon His hand.

Have you seen a mustard seed? So small and tiny but can grow into a huge mustard tree that covers several houses. All Jesus asked is ‘…only believe’

Let me ask you, are you consumer or producer of the kingdom?

Many believers live as only consumers of the kingdom. Consumers are those who continually take, receive and ask for more and then come back again. They never grow to contribute back into the kingdom. If you look at their lifestyle, they hardly produce any fruits. That is very tragic. Hence Paul said in 1 Cor 14:20 … stop thinking like little children….in your understanding be adults. And he kept exhorting the Ephesian believers to be mature in Christ. The enemy will always want to keep you stagnant and stay there so that you are no threat to him.

Church, Let’s do a self-evaluation this week, what gifts has God given you? Have you used that gift, talents and time to be productive for the Kingdom?

Have you been afraid, fearful, unsure? Or perhaps, you are full of the knowledge of the Word that one can gets entangled into a world of always waiting, hearing and prompting before we set off ? Don’t get me wrong. Many times we procrastinate when the needs are right at our doorsteps but we are still praying about it.

Church, do not delay when you could contribute and add value to the kingdom.

How wrong can it be when one is touching lives, meeting needs, evangelising and producing fruits out of your actions? I will leave this thought for us all this week.

Are you a consumer or a contributor of the kingdom of God? But if you ask Joshua, his answer is…….As for me and my house we will serve the Lord…. (Jos 24: 15)

Blessings

Ps Joe Lim





June 2020

1 June 2020


Dear Friends & Partners,

In my message last week, I was impressed to teach on ‘Servant and King’ which is the title given to one person who ever lived, who is our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Scriptures has profoundly confirmed to us the life of Jesus when He was on earth with us.

Servant and King

Read: Phil 2- 1-11 / 2 Tim 2:12

Indeed, He was the King of King and Lord of Lords yet He was the Son of man , humbling himself to be one of us to identify with us. Those who heard my message will agree that such a role and life has not been repeated anywhere by any earthly King. A King would die for his citizens cannot be comprehended.

Jesus Christ, Took the form of a man, rode on a donkey, ate with sinners, taught the people for hours, fed the hungry before whilst he fasted, washed the feet of disciples, forsaking all positions to associate with us and eventually accused, slandered, punished, beaten and eventually he surrendered to the cross. Now, that’s humility.

We may not be an earthly king unless you are born of royal blood but Bible tells us we are kings with Jesus …”if we endure, we will also reign with him”(2 Tim 2:12)

Other references remind us we are also servants or bondservants of the Lord Jesus Christ. Hence, Paul exhorts us to have the same mindset as Christ Jesus. That we should be more like Jesus in the manner we live.

The key verse is “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

We may not be a full servant like Jesus but we can start small to consider others better ourselves and to think of them more highly than us.

Ask ourselves - every day when you start - How can I serve and bless someone today? Who should I pray for today? Ask the Lord to show you and He will.

Let’s motivate one another and spur each other to our higher calling to serve and not to be served ( Mk 10:45).

To the glory of God

Blessings

Ps Joe Lim




13 June 2020


Dear Friends & Partners, When the pandemic is over, what is next for us? Seems like this is the million-dollar question on the lips of every believers. Do we return to the church 4 walls? Do we continue with live streaming or do we move to something new that God is unleashing to us? Whatever it is, something is shifting right now in the atmosphere. No, I'm not talking about the physical atmosphere. I mean the spiritual atmosphere. We have hardly gotten over the COVID-19, and now, we have waves of unrest sweeping across the globe. Where is the church in the midst of all this ? Read Isaiah 46: 10 / Isaiah 5:16 / Is 43: 19 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” To me, the church must adapt, shift, and become flexible or risk getting left behind. I've already heard of many churches being forced to close due to not being able to go online, reach their congregations, and connect with new people. Their collections have dropped significantly be it, people do not know how to give online or not bothered to do it. But it's not just about tech or doing church online. It's about shifting HOW we move forward and how we fulfill the Great Commission in general.The key is knowing the timeless truth of the Gospel with the swirling nature of the change and bringing people to Christ. Thus, I've been feeling this SHIFT in my spirit and a deep urge to connect with more leaders. Because this isn't a time to be isolated and alone or taking the easy way out. It's a time to band together for support, encouragement, equipping and stepping out.The situation in the world reminds me of a sermon I preached before. It’s called the ‘Interruption of God. Not in a negative sense at all. But rather in a positive way! The 3 points of Divine Interruption are: Interruption is God’s Invitation. Interruptions are God’s opportunities and, Interruptions are God’s assignments I believe God interrupts the church to unleash a brand-new, fresh way of thinking and operating to fulfil the kingdom purposes. Leave you with Isaiah 43: 19 – which says, See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.




22 June 2020


Dear Friends & Partners, As I seek the Lord for my reflection, God brought me back to my prophetic word this week and was confirmed by our guest speaker on Sunday. Honestly, I did not recall much as it was released towards the end of last year 2019. For some of us, who may not be aware, God showed me 3 letters that starts with 'S' Read: Eph 5: 15-16 / 1 Pet 4:17 / Luke 12: 48 / Mt 24: 14 I begin to ask the Lord to put into something I can release to the church. Then to my amazement, God says, the first 'S' was Short (referring to time). God spoke to me that the time is short to do His work. Expedite, hurry and don’t waste time on non- essential things that slows you down. There are still many unsaved souls out there and we are being held back and not putting the resources to good use. He gave me Eph 5: 15-16 - Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Jesus also said in Jn 9: 4 – As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. So, for each individual follower of Jesus, “night” is the time when we are no longer free or able to be active in ministry. So, church – let’s stay awake and be kingdom focus on winning souls and not be side trap by issues of the day. Second first 'S' - was Shaking – as He showed me, this is the year of shaking of the church (establishments). To be honest, I was so afraid to share with my leaders and members as it was so scary and frightening. Then I was led to 1 Pet 4:17 - For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God. This was given to me before the COVID-19 came in March and subsequently many churches were shut. Let us live right, holy and ready. Because Jesus , the bridegroom wants to return for His bride (church) who must be ready, holy and pure. That’s the mandate of the church-His bride. I am most concerned by this prophetic word – The shaking up of His church which Jesus will not tolerate any form of immoralities or sins. Let’s do the right thing and ask for forgiveness. The third 'S' was Sacrifice. And God instructed me to tell the church as in Luke 12: 48 – To whom much is given much is expected. I believe we must be ready to give more to the Kingdom sacrificially in terms of our gifts, skills, time and finances. Just when we thought, it’s time now to pack up, retire and go for a long cruise holiday in the Caribbean seas (lol), we are now stucked at home. God is not finished with us yet. There is still work to be done. So, unpack your bags and start asking what else can I do Lord? I do believe, when we sacrifice more, more will be added back to our barns. I urged you saints to be kingdom minded and consider the events of the world and know why God has release the 3 'S' for this year. Together , we are going to take the church and bring the Word to the nations. With the new norm where we are in now, live streaming for 4 months what is stopping you from sharing the gospel to all your friends through your mobile phone ? Forward the church link every Sunday to at least 10-15 friends. Its so much easier than to witness and evangelise in person which most are uncomfortable with. So, tell them to go online to hear the Word so that they may be touched. Church, Let's receive the the prophetic word from the Lord on the 3 'S'





July 2020

7 July 2020


This has been an amazing week as the Holy Spirit continue to deposit into me what He wants the church to do. We are to move forward, to fight and reclaim what has been dominated by the enemy for many, many years. It’s the battle of the airwaves which we believers has been very much part of.

Read :1 Sam 30/ Jn 10:10 / Ephesians 2:2 / 1 John 5:19

My 2 parts series on Operation “Reclaim” was aired last Sunday and second part coming up this Sunday. Please share the link to many of your friends if we are serious about redeeming and reclaiming for the kingdom. Those who missed it, can viewed at : https://youtu.be/-r10o2GItp4

'Operation Reclaim' is to reclaim and fight and take back control over the lost territory, lost grounds, spaces, that which are God's plans for us. Our lost grounds and territory, stolen goods, could be our God given Dream, Vision and Plans. Satan also steals reputations, jobs, careers. And include our inheritance destined for our many generations after us.

The true story is found 1 Samuel 30.

While David and his warriors have been out on a military mission, their mortal enemies, the Amalekites, launch a sneak attack on David's camp and take prisoner the Bible says, "the women and all who were in it. When David and his men came to Ziklag, they found it destroyed by fire and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive." The Bible says they wept until "they had no strength left to weep." It's just a heartbreaking scene. Was tragic. But those tears turned to bitterness. "Each one was bitter in his spirit. David sought the Lord and found strength in Him and after inquiring of the Lord, David launch into a mission to fight back, destroy and reclaim all his possessions, wives, children and goods. It’s a true biblical story of what is lost and stolen can be redeemed.

That could be the mission God is asking you to do right now. There's something, or someone, that enemy, Satan has stolen. And God wants you to fight to get back what the enemy has stolen.

The first and foremost is the dominance of the airwaves and internet. Churches have been too used to meeting in 4 walls building and never do live streaming using internet until the pandemic broke out. Too long, the enemy has dominated the internet with all sorts of immoralities and things of the dark world. Now we are seeing more and more Christian and spiritual medias, videos, teachings being streamed. That’s awesome. Let’s fight and take back the airwaves for the kingdom. But it has to start by changing the way we post to the internet.

Your little effort laced with spiritual word, quote or caption can bless someone reading or watching your post. Amen

Don’t miss Part 2 – Operation Reclaim this Sunday 12 July 2020.

Ps Joe Lim




16 July 2020


Dear Friends & Partners,

One of the most amazing things when you look at Pauls’ life is his humility. Despite all that he has as a teacher, pastor, missionary, evangelist, and attained all the qualifications with regards to the law he counted it all dung when compared to the saving grace of knowing Jesus.

Read : Phil 3:4–6 / Phil 3: 12


In Pauls’ words, ‘What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ’. There is really no comparison to Christ when we arrived at our ‘destination’. No matter what we do or have in life today, be it in the it or top of the corporate ladder, a simple home or owning many homes, without Jesus,

We may find a short time fix, but never find true satisfaction.

We may find momentary joy, but not complete joy.

We may find occasional peace but not ever lasting peace,

Next he made reference to pressing towards the goal which God has set for us. IN doing so, we have to allow Jesus to take hold of us. Paul was more than able with what God has given him yet was humble to acknowledge unless Christ Jesus took hold of him, he can never finish the race.

And in Phil 3: 12: ‘ Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Friends, it’s time for us to reflect if we keep falling and tripping in our walk. Have we surrendered to allow Christ to take hold of you? That’s is only way you can press on towards the goal. Be humble and follow Paul method. Your days ahead can be different and the struggles will be easy and light.

Blessings

Ps Joe Lim




24 July 2020


24 July 2020

Dear Friends & Partners,

We welcome all our new friends and partners around the globe. Indeed a joy to connect with dfferent cultures and nationalities where you come from. Thank you for signing up to our coming Zoom Session on 'Mental Toughness'. In the coming days we will send you the ZOOM link to log in. During to overwhelming response, some of you are on 'Wait List.' We may run another session.

Meanwhile, we would like to introduce ourselves to you. Kingdom Destiny Global Connect is the arm of Kingdom Destiny Church, a non- profit organisation whose objectives is to provides community services across the globe. We want to reach out to you and many others. Our Mission objectives is, "Reaching Out and Equipping You.' We are located in Melbourne Australia but we are reaching out to you across the globe. There is no boundaries, international borders or passports required to connect. Isn't that amazing?

Listed below are the coming events, you can sign up for free. Visit our website for more information.

And if you would like to visit our Sunday Church Online Service at: https://kingdomdestiny.online.church

It starts at 10.00 AM ( Melbourne, Australia Time) UTC +10

Click on this link to get your Local time: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/?t=10%3A00%20am&tz=Melbourne&

Meanwhile, during the pandemic, we want to bring you strength, hope and faith to continue to trust God during these challenging times. Stay safe & blessed.

Ps Joe Lim





August 2020

8 Aug 2020


What a joy to see different faces from around the globe the last 2 weeks. The KD Global Connect was successfully launched with Mental Toughness & Second Coming of Jesus (Part1) completed today.

Despite the stricter lockdown in Victoria, many are hard pressed and worried with so much uncertaintly with jobs, health and long term security. This is the time for believers world wide to press in to God all the more as He alone holds the whole world in His Hands. Pauls says, in 2 Corinthians 4:8:“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” The positive in all of these is to continue ask God what else can I do, Lord? Don't let one day pass by without sharing something postive, encourage someone or send a lovely inspiring email to someone who needs it. As you encourage someone, you in turn will be lifted up.

Thats the way we stay strong and active in the Lord.

Meanwhile, during the pandemic, we want to bring you strength, hope and faith to continue to trust God during these challenging times. Stay safe & blessed.