The Book of Revelation, The Four Horsemen

The Revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ…The Four Horsemen
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which GOD gave him to show his servants what must SOON take place. (Rev 1:1)
I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals…(Rev 6:1)
I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow,
and he was given a crown, and he rode out as conqueror bent on conquest. (Rev 6:2)
When the Lamb opened the second seal…(Rev 6:3)
Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth
and to make men slay each other.
To him was given a large sword. (Rev 6:4)
When the Lamb opened the third seal…(Rev 6:5)
I looked and there before me was a black horse!
Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. The I heard what
sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, "A quart
of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages,
and do not damage the oil and the wine!" (Rev 6:6)
When the Lamb opened the fourth seal…(Rev 6:7)
I looked and there before me was a pale horse!
Its rider was named Death, and Hades was
following close behind him. They
were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword,
famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. (Rev 6:8)
Behold I am coming soon…(Rev 22:12)

Growing up…

As I get older, I find myself looking back into the past often. Sometimes as I am just reading a book or just travelling from one place to another, memories of the past will flash before my mind’s eyes. When I looked at my past follies and actions today, I have a very different feel about them. Things which I used to flare up and get angry with, when you looked back again, they seem pretty trivia to me now. I would ask myself, "why did I bother to get angry with such small issue?" The heart is different now. The worldview is different.
I used to think pretty lowly of myself. Today, it doesn’t seems to bother me anymore. I am who I am. I remember I used to resist putting my photos in the Web. But now, I am alright with it and feel that there is a need to let other people know who I am. Things are pretty different when you grow up.
I used to feel lonely. But now, I enjoy being by myself. Perhaps I have lived too long as a single man. I am not too comfortable sharing a room with someone for the rest of my life. For now, I am enjoying lots of freedom. I don’t think that marriage suits me. Well I used to think that it is a compulsory rites of passage for everyone. As I grow older, I realised that I can choose a different path to take. I don’t have to get married and be a father.
Well, I guess things changed. Like they always say, change is the only constant in this world. You like it or not, things are changing everyday. The question is "How much have our hearts changed?"
the gatekeeper07

The Cow in the Field

Philosophical Thinking
Farmer Field is concerned about his prize cow, Daisy. In fact, he is so concerned that when his dairyman tells him that Daisy is in the field happily gazing, he says he needs to know for certain. He doesn’t want just to have a 99 percent idea that Daisy is safe, he wants to be able to say that he knows Daisy is okay.
Farmer Field goes out to the field and standing by the gate sees in the distance, behind some trees, a white and black shape that he recognises as his favourite cow. He goes back to the diary and tells his friend that he knows Daisy is in the field.
At this point, does Farmer Field really know it?
The dairyman says he will check too, and goes to the field. There he finds Daisy, having a nap in a hollow, behind a bush, well out of sight of the gate. He also spots a large piece of black and white paper caught in a tree.
Daisy is in the field, as Farmer Field thought. But was he right to say that he knew she was?
extracted from 101 Philosophy Problems, by Martin Cohen

Above All…He Loves

So often when I feel that I am so weak…
so often when I feel that I cannot carry on anymore…
So often when I know that my strength is limited…
I know…above all things…He Loves Me!
So often when there don’t seems to be a way…
So often when the journey get too tough…
So many times when around me seems so dark…
I know…above all things…He Lights up my life!
So often I even gave up on myself…
So often when I the world turned against me…
So often when I feel that God seems so far away…
I know…above all things…He never leave me nor forsake me!
Above all things…Jesus watches over me!
Above all things…He embrace me as His own!
Above all things…He died for me on the Cross!
Above all things….I now surrender to Him!


Jesus…the Lighthouse
I am reminded of a song I used to love so well. It was introduced to me during my years, working part-time, in a Christian bookshop. A customer came to me and asked for the song, "The Lighthouse". My immediate respond was, "what kind of song is this?" I tried to help her with the song and eventually we found it in one of the many albums. When I first heard the song I was touched by the words of the song. Now that I am hearing it again through youtube, and after going through so many ups and downs in life, the song has a much much deeper meaning to me. It was that Lighthouse that showed me the Light, and saved me from the stormy sea. It was that Lighthouse, that brighten up my moments of anguish and despair. It was the Lighthouse that saw me through the most darkest part of my life. It was, it was Jesus, that held my hand and walked me through my valley of the shadow of death. It was the Lighthouse that gave me hope and comfort. It was Jesus, the Lighthouse, that keeps me safe and sound in the rocky sea.
I know very well…it will be the same, old, Lighthouse that will continue to guide my way and lead me home to glory. If you can, spare some moments to listen to this song…
Let Him be your Lighthouse too…
the gatekeeper07