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Ankle Pain Gone

 

Over the years, I had sustained multiple sprains in my ankle due to extreme sports. In February 2017, I suffered an injury in my ankle leaving my right ankle swollen and painful to even move.

According to the doctor‘s diagnosis, I had snapped a few ligaments that were supporting my ankle. If I were to exert pressure on the ankle with extended walking, it would cause it to be inflamed.

As my work requires me to walk and stand on my feet for long hours, I was unable to give the ankle sufficient rest to heal properly. My colleagues were able to detect a slight limp to my gait and were quite concerned for me.

I was upset and did not know how to face up to the reality of not being able to be actively involved in sports again. It came to a point where I decided to accept the fact that I would probably be unable to maintain the active lifestyle that I once had.

The night before Resurrection Sunday, on 16 April 2017, I was reading a devotion by Pastor Prince and inspired to actively declare that “by His stripes, I am healed” (ref. Isaiah 53:5). I started declaring it to myself while placing my hand over the ankle. Though the healing wasn't immediate and the pain was still there, my steps became lighter during the night.

Then on Resurrection Sunday, we watched a video playback of a sister who received healing for her finger the Sunday before. Throughout the whole time, I kept playing the words “by His stripes, I am healed” in my mind and believed that God would heal my ankle.

During the service, I noticed that my ankle gradually stopped burning as much as it had been over the last couple of months.

At the end of the service, my suspicions were confirmed when I started to walk out of the church. The pain was gone!

Words cannot describe how grateful I am, especially now that I am able to rotate and apply pressure on my ankle once again.

I am so thankful to the Lord for His healing and to Pastor Prince for sharing the gospel of grace.

Praise the Lord, hallelujah!

 


The writer has requested anonymity.

Tags:

  • meditating
  • healing

 


 

Undeserved And Unmerited Blessing In New Career

 

At the beginning of 2016, a new manager took over our department. Somehow, she didn’t like me and kept making things difficult for me.

I dreaded going to work every day and had to listen to many sermons and motivational videos at night to “recharge” so that I could have the strength to go to work the next day.

Time after time, God spoke to me through people, sermons and even promptings, to leave my job and that He had something better for me. But I just didn’t have the courage to leave because it was my first job after graduation.

It affected my health but I still held onto my job until I really couldn’t take it any longer and left in July 2016. I left the office feeling as if a 10,000-tonne weight had just lifted off my shoulders. I felt so relieved and at peace.

I started my job search. One month passed, two months passed, but still no result. I read in the news that Singapore might be entering technical recession and companies were having massive retrenchments.

Fear started to set in. “What if I remain unemployed for too long and companies become less willing to hire me? What if I would never ever going to get a job? What am I going to do with my bills?”

At that point, I finally understood what Pastor Prince meant when he said we ought to read the good news which is the Bible, rather than the bad news — the newspapers. The knowledge of a weak job market and becoming fearful as a result, did nothing to help me get a job. Instead, it was counterproductive.

Along the way, I read and heard testimonies about how other people had possessed their possessions. People who lost their job found something even better. I had faith and believed, but it did not happen to me. I wondered when I would be able to receive my restoration like the testimonies I had heard.

Friends in church began to share their testimonies on how they had found better jobs after going through something similar. But the more I heard their testimonies, the more bitter I grew towards God and at myself for quitting without a job. I felt ashamed and condemned for not being able to keep my job for a year and for a fresh graduate, this did not look good on my résumé.

Nevertheless, I kept listening to the Word and attending Sunday services. Although nothing seemed to be entering my mind, something was entering into my heart. I felt encouraged and uplifted each time I heard the Word. I stopped focusing on getting a job, but putting my trust in God for provision. Since He had provided for so many people whose testimonies I had heard, I believe He would provide for me.

Just like boiling a pot of soup, the longer you simmer it, the better the taste. Likewise, the longer I waited for my restoration, the better it seemed to get.

On 24 November 2016, I got a call from a multinational oil trading company offering me a job. I was also told that the start date would likely be in January 2017 but instead, I started work the following week — God wanted me to possess my possession in 2016!

It was really an undeserved and unmerited blessing because this role required someone who has a Master’s degree with at least two to three years of experience, whereas I am only a fresh graduate with no relevant experience.

When I was an undergraduate, I had wanted to go into oil trading, but there was no opportunity as the industry was going through a tough time. Since then, I had completely forgotten about my passion for it and did not think that I would have the chance to enter this industry.

But God remembered. He called me out of my previous job because He has prepared something even better for me!

 


The writer has requested anonymity.

Tags:

  • favour
  • meditating
  • job search
  • career

 


 

Restoring A Job Beyond 120 Percent!

 

In September 2014, I made a rushed and unwise decision to quit my job without securing another job. I began my job hunt immediately after that. But in the next three months, I was only able to secure three interviews, and none was successful.

As time goes by, the demands of life crept into me and I panicked. During this time, I continued to meditate on God’s Word and also kept listening to Pastor Prince’s sermons that gave me peace.

After listening to the theme of the year message for 2015, I kept declaring: “Father, restore!” Many of my church mates also stood in faith with me as I continued to send out my résumé.

Then on 8 January 2015, I received my first invitation in the year to attend an interview. I was happy but by then, I had lost all my confidence in securing a job. The night before the interview, I continued to declare: “Father, restore,” as I was fearful of another unsuccessful interview.

I went for the interview even though I was afraid. The following day, on 15 January 2015, I received a phone invitation to a second interview in the afternoon. After this second interview, I was immediately offered the job by the hiring manager. Hallelujah!

When he asked me how much I wanted for my salary, I remembered Pastor Prince told us that God would restore 120 per cent for our loss. But because of my lack of confidence, I decided to just ask for the same amount as what I used to get.

However, to my delight, he agreed to it and even added transport and mobile allowances. My entire remuneration package summed up to be 1.32 times that of my previous salary. I was blown away by it because I did not expect it. Praise Jesus.

After I had considered and prayed over the offer, I accepted it and would start my job on 19 January 2015.

Restoration feels really good! Thank You Daddy God, and thank you Pastor Prince for the grace message, and also for sharing the theme of 2015. I am even more expectant of God’s restoration this year. Glory to Jesus!

 


Ian

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  • meditating
  • job search
  • favour
  • career