THE TIMES WE LIVE IN – ISRAEL AND PROPHECY

Wan Lai Meng will be speaking on the 16th of February (Sunday) on the times we live in. Please see the different sessions listed below.

  • Session 1 – The importance of prophecy and Israel in the last days (1.5 hours) 2 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Session 2 – Prophecies on the Middle East Wars. (2 hours) 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Dinner break 6 PM – 7 PM
  • Session 3 – Four reasons we are in the last days (2 hours) 7 PM – 9 PM
Every believer in Jesus should be alert to the time we are living in.  We are living in the last days.  Yet there is much complacency among Christians and in churches that wish to carry on “business as usual.”  This is often accompanied by ignorance of the role of Israel in these last days.  Surely, it was an act of God Almighty that brought about the resurrection of the Jewish state of Israel in 1948.

Israel is not an accident of history, but the surest sign of the last days.In this seminar, L M Wan, author of “Israel – A Light Unto the Nations” will teach on the nature of prophecy and Israel’s prophetic role.  He will speak on the specificity of prophecies regarding Israel’s resurrection, and the supernatural nature in which the Bible reveal His plan from 1948 to Jesus’ Second Coming.

He will also expound on the Middle East Wars, that is already happening, and those yet to come to fruition in the near future.  Then he will give 7 incontrovertible reasons and proofs that we are living in precarious times – the best of times, yet the worst of times depending on our standing with our Lord and God.It’s often been said that no one knows the future.  But we worship a God who knows the end from the beginning, and He has given us enough glimpses into the future so that we can expect and prepare for His impending return.

We have a sure hope anchored on the promises based on the Word of God that does not lie.  Jesus is coming soon.  Israel is the sign.  Are we ready?

Come and listen and be strengthened in your faith, and share the hope we have of the coming  glory that will be revealed when Christ returns.

About Wan Lai Meng 

Born and educated in Singapore the author moved to Perth, Australia with his family in 1998. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Singapore (1972); Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Asia Theological Centre for Evangelism and Mission (1993); and a Master of Arts (with honours) from Asia Pacific Theological Seminary (1999). For nearly thirty years he held executive positions in several multi-national companies, the last of which was as the director and head of a U.S logistics operation in Singapore. He became a born-again Christian in 1986, and served in various capacities in the church in Singapore. After taking up seminary studies to improve his understanding of the Bible and to minister more effectively in his church, he decided to exit the business world to focus more intensely on the study of God’s Word, the Bible, in 1997. Now ministering in small groups he is involved in preaching and teaching in both Singapore and Perth, Australia.

He has spent the last ten years in an intensive study of the Bible and has developed a great love for Israel and the Jewish people.  Out of which led him to writing the book ISRAEL A LIGHT UNTO THE NATIONS to illuminate the Church’s understanding of Israel and to support and pray for her.

His interest now is mainly focused on the Bible – teaching and sharing the truth of the Bible and Israel – as well as reading and playing the occasional game of golf.

Jacob Prasch in Singapore (2nd -3rd Sep 2013)

Jacob Prasch will be in Singapore this week. Kindly forward this to your friends.

Calvary Chapel Singapore
432 Balestier Road, #02-436, Public Mansion
Singapore 329813

2 Sep 2013 (Mon)
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Message: Caveats of the Olivet Discourse Part 1 & 2

2 Sep 2013 (Mon)
Time: 7:00pm – 8:15pm
Message: “Wise & Foolish Virgins & The Song of Solomon” (‘The Bridegroom Cometh’)

2 Sep 2013 (Mon)
Time: 8:30pm – 10:00pm
Message: Zechariah Chapter 4

3 Sep 2013 (Tue)
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Message: Fundamentals of Ecclesiology

3 Sep 2013 (Tue)
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Message: Psalm 88

3 Sep 2013 (Tue)
Time: 7:00pm – 8:15pm
Message: Psalm 23 (from the Hebrew Text)

3 Sep 2013 (Tue)
Time: 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Message: Nothing New Under the Sun

See brochure here: Jacob Prasch Conference 2013

Hanukkah

The year 2012 ended off with the celebration of Hanukkah – the Festival of Lights. Although there is no Biblical mandate to celebrate it, ETW Ekklesia celebrates it as part of our remembrance of how the nation of Israel was delivered through God’s help. It is a reminder NOT to give in to evil but to actively take a stand for good, totally relying on God’s help. We saw how the Maccabees fought for the freedom to worship their God His way and because they pleased God, He granted them many victories until they finally managed to conquer the Syrian army and take back the temple mount some three years later. They tore down the desecrated altar and rebuilt a new one and then consecrated it so that they could continue to worship Yahweh their God with the appropriate sacrifices.

Jewish custom says that one light is to be lit on the first day with the Shamash candle, the servant candle. The Shamash is a reminder of Christ, our Servant Leader, who also is the Light of the world. Then two lights are lit on the second night and so on until all eight lights are lit on the eighth day of Hanukkah. Since we are Gentiles who are more concerned with the meaning rather than the Jewishness of Hanukkah, we had Mabel light all eight lights during the feast. Later on, all the members of the congregation (called “the light of the world” by our Lord [Matt 5:14]) lit their own candles as a symbol of their determination to keep the light shining and so glorify God by their good deeds (Matt 5:16). This was done after they learnt the historical and spiritual significance of the festival.

And of course, what celebration is complete without songs? We also enjoyed some hilarious music videos performed by the Jews themselves. We learnt some traditional Hanukkah songs and also about the reason why Hanukkah is celebrated by burning eight candles for eight nights. Some say it was to commemorate the miracle of the oil which burned for eight days instead of one. Others say otherwise.

Hanukkah is also a time of playing games and one of which was the dreidel, a four-sided spinning top that the children (and adults) play with on Hanukkah. Each side is imprinted with a Hebrew letter. These letters are an acronym for the Hebrew words, Nes Gadol Haya Sham, (“A great miracle happened there”), referring to the miracle of the oil. This time we did not have the physical dreidel to play with although we did so last time with chocolate coins given to each participant.

Later on, we all partook in a feast which included ‘latkes’, potato pancakes, a traditional food for Hanukkah. As usual, ETW Ekklesia never lacks the talent when it comes to whipping up a sumptuous communal meal. Thanks, in particular, goes to Esther, Jerri, Georgette and their helpers, Angela and Jan!
Blessed Hanukkah!

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ETW Prayer Retreat

At the threshold of the fourth year into the forming of ETW Ekklesia, we had our very first retreat as a family of God. It was a three-day-two-night prayer retreat in Changi Village Hotel. The leaders in ETW believed that we were near a watershed moment in the history of ETWE and the world as God has been speaking to them through many happenings. Changes also are taking place in the world’s political and economical arena albeit we, in Singapore, are still enjoying relatively peaceful times. As ETWE went through the teachings of Judges (e.g. Judges 10:1-5) during our worship services, we learn that peaceful times are meant to be preparation time for God’s people to grow in Him to face the difficult times that may arise in the future. This involves spiritual growth and physical preparation (see * for further explanation).

Prayer began on Friday evening and lasted till Saturday evening which ended with personal reflections and sharing into the night. There were cheery and teary moments.

The prayer sessions were interspersed with worship and short bible teachings. In the first two sessions, the bible teachings focused us on how to pray cooperatively in a group and listen to the Spirit’s leading. Praying in groups that formed spontaneously followed after that. The next prayer session revolved around end times preparation and so some chose to pray together as a family nucleus to seek God’s will for the family. From the author’s own experience, it was interesting to be praying with different groups of people as the group dynamics were different.

After a short break for dinner, we had a session of Torah reading followed by our ETWE Saturday service. During the service, we sang ‘Jesus at the Center of It All’, the theme song for the retreat, and by then a familiar song to us. A reminder that whatever we do, we do it for the Lord Jesus Christ (Col 3:23)! The centre of gravity in our life is Jesus Christ and, because we do not know the specifics even in the near future, we humble ourselves to seek God and His will for us individually and for the congregation in the prayer retreat. When it comes to the congregational sharing, it was very refreshing to see people sharing from the Scriptures and how the Spirit moved amongst us to affirm one another. (Retreat attendees have been given Scripture passages randomly beforehand). Several common themes shared were devotion to God in difficult times, trusting in God’s Sovereignty and Almighty Power and hoping only in Him to do what is right in the end times, God being our refuge and God being the Caregiver of the orphans and widows through the church.

Sunday morning was reserved for fellowship amongst the members of ETWE family. Some took to exploring the food ‘paradise’ nearby, some to swimming or walking on the boardwalk, and yet others were satisfied with just chatting.

For many, the prayer retreat was a refreshing way to close the year 2012. For one attendee, it was even more special as it had been an answered prayer. The prayer retreat, though successful, was only the starting point to stir in each of us greater diligence and discipline to a life of prayer in 2013.

* Note:

The time of peace given to the judges and the tasks they should have been doing to reestablish worship of YWH

In the Days of the Judges Application Today
1. Re-establish the levitical priesthood and ensure the worship of God as Moses & Joshua has instructed

 

Growing in God’s Word and knowing God
2. Eradicate enemies in their surroundings as Moses & Joshua has instructed / prepare their people for future conflicts or emergencies

 

Train them for spiritual warfare so that the people of God may stand in the days of evil (Eph 6)

ETW Fellowship (San Carlos) 4th Anniversary -25November 212

I was so privileged to be able to join the KAPASAN brethren on 25 Nov to celebrate Yahweh’s blessings n faithfulness for the Church that He so faithfully promised and delivered. God is good. Seeing the joys written on the faces of those who were present, noticing new members n believers plus witnessing the baptism of several members, simply ‘moved’ me. To God be the Glory

Israel and Jordan Bible Study Tour

The brochure for the Israel trip is out. The tour guide engaged, (Moshe) is an experienced one. He is also the director of a company that has interest in several archaeological sites in Israel. It is important to have a good guide especially when travelling in places with archaeological interest. This tour will be different from other commercial or church tours because the destinations are non-traditional sites. Most traditional sites are tourist traps and are not the original places mentioned in the Bible. There will be nightly teaching sessions during the tour in Israel.

For more information please see the brochure Israel-Trip-April2013-brochure.

Please see the Travel Book here. Israel 2013 Travel Book

    Our trip has concluded!

 


Israel Trip 2013 April Photos
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