Be Strong in HIM!

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Serve With Goodwill! Ark Channel 04/10/2022 Tue Ephesians 6

praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit… (v18)

* Prayer of 5 “all”: In dangerous times, pray all the time. All round prayer can be audible or silent but the important thing is to rely on God with all your heart. All the saints on alert all the time as a prayerful church!

Ephesians 6:1-24

* “I do not treasure God’s promise in my understanding but in my heart. It is not to be analysed by my intellect but to be pondered in my heart…Therefore it is never sufficient simply to have read God’s Word. It must penetrate deep within us, dwell in us…” ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer (“Meditating on the Word”)

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Submitting To One Another!

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Love Your Wives! Ark Channel 03/10/2022 Mon 2 Ephesians 5

redeeming the time, because the days are evil. (v16)

* The story of a group of pure and upright children (v1-21) and self-sacrificing and honest husbands and wives (v22-33). Their conduct reveals the glorious church to the world.

Ephesians 5:1-33

* Last week a group of friends were baptized and a young sister witnessed before they went into the water – her cousin, who was of the same age, was seriously ill and still shared the salvation of Christ with her. She was moved to accept the Lord and was officially baptized a few years later. She said that her cousin was a grain of wheat that fell into the ground and bore life!

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Show Grace and Forgive One Another! – Sunday Hope_02/10/2022

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Do Our Work and Help Each Other! – Sunday Hope 021022 Ephesians 4

With all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (v2-3)

* The higher our revelation, the stronger our gifts, the greater our ministry, the more information we have…the more humble we should be! Avoid three kinds of speeches: lies (4:25), corrupt words (4:29), and evil speaking (4:31). Such speeches will destroy the church of God. Don’t do harm to what has been built up by God!

Ephesians 4:1-32

* A reviving and soothing song, original lyrics in Chinese What’s There in My Heart(誰可知內心)

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More Love to God and His Church!

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Exceeding Power! – Ark Channel 011022 Sat Ephesians 3

that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man. (v16)

* Various Bible versions translate “心裡” as “inner man” (as in King James Version) ! All who are born again and saved by God have this “inner man” in them. The first prayer item for the glorious church will then be the “inner man” be strengthened!

Ephesians 3:1-21

* Sister Jerone Chiu / 焦釆溢姊妹, a super top scorer in 2022 DSE (university entrance exams) shared her growth and success story of 18 years: (Christian testimony video series of 星火飛騰CBNHK)

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With faith as our shield!

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Time is precious! – Ark Channel 300922 Fri Ephesians 2

…Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household (v19)

* God has a masterplan for the universe! He is gracious enough to let us participate in it and become His masterpiece — the Church. The Church is Christ’s body, God’s Holy Temple, the mystery of the Trinity, a new Mankind made by God, a glorious bride, and a strong warrior!

Ephesians 2:1-22

* Albert Schweitzer once said, “The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.” – Hear Scotty Smith’s Story of redemption.

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The hope to which he has called you!

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Praise be to the God and Father! – Ark Channel 290922 Thu Ephesians 1

he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ (v.9)

* Please listen: Our God is a God who has a plan, a will, and a goal! Christ and His glorious Church (all of His believers over all time) will become God’s eternal dwelling. Life is not karma heading nowhere!

Ephesians 1:1-23

* “I believe in the sun even when it is not shining
And I believe in love, even when there’s no one there.
And I believe in God, even when He is silent.”
- A victim of the Holocaust

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Glory To The Everlasting King!

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Understanding God’s Will Through Suffering! Ark Channel 04/10/2021 Mon Ephesians 6

With every prayer and request, pray at all times in the Spirit… (v18a)

* The five “all” of prayer in the church for God’s kingdom: all the time, all-round, all trusting in God, all watchful, with all the saints! Knowing well that it is God, not men, who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think!

Ephesians 6

* Rememberance of Dr. CHIU Man Chun / 趙孟準醫生: “Time will not stop, life is brief. Cherish every moment, never let it waste…offering my life for You makes it worthwhile!” This is from Dr. Chiu’s well known lyrics. He has completed his life’s journey on 29 September and is now resting with the Lord. May the Lord comfort his family.

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Sing and Make Melody in Heart to God! – Sunday Hope_03/10/2021

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Giving Himself for the Church! – Sunday Hope 03/10/2021

This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. (v32)

A family-oriented church
1. Do we want to see husband and wife adoring each other as in their first love? Let the family be filled with the Holy Spirit always! (5:22-23)
2. Do we want to see loving parents and obedient children? Let them fear God, respect and encourage each other. (6:1-4)
3. Do we want to strive for excellence in the workplace? Let employers and employees serve God in the first place. (6:5-9)
* These are clues and glimpses of a glorious church!

Ephesians 5

A Chinese hymn with lyrics composed by Dr CHIU Man-chun /趙孟準醫生 Live a Life Without Regrets

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Forgive One Another with Compassion!

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Called in One Hope! – Ark Channel 02/10/2021 Saturday Ephesians 4

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, … (v. 30)

* Do we live a life worthy of our calling we received? Put away our selfish desires. Put off all lies and evil speaking. Be kind to one another. Forgive one another, just as God forgave us.

Ephesians 4

* Sermon by Rev David Pao / 鮑維均牧師 on Challenges of Our Time(時代的挑戰)

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The Church Sharing Glory and Shame!

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The Inner Man Is Strengthened! – Ark Channel 01/10/2021 Fri Ephesians 3

…he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit (v.16)

* Do we see the Church’s mission as work done in the universe? Because of this glorious mission, do we kneel down and pray that the inner man be strengthened, and look lightly upon shame?

Ephesians 3

* God does not abandon His people and land. Here are photos comparing Israel 100 years ago to today. God’s prophecies will be fulfilled! Do not be disheartened in difficult times; God has His time! arkchannel sharing

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Faithful, Strong, and Sincere for God!

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The sins were mine, but the sufferings were His! – Ark Channel 30/09/2021 Thu
Ephesians 2

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith (v.8)

Life’s sharp turn:
1. Ephesians 1 is full of glory, but Ephesians 2 shows us the darkness in our lives: We once followed the ways of the world, under the devil, disobedient and wrath-worthy…
2. But by God’s love and mercy, through the blood of the Lord, we draw near to God and become a new person, becoming dwelling places for God!

Ephesians 2

* In a world that worships materialism, we live by faith and not by what we see: The story of Thomas – told by Prof. Shu-Yuen HUI/許樹源教授 (shared by Prof. Joseph Sim)

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The Riches Of His Grace!

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The Work Of God! Ark Channel 29/09/2021 Wed Ephesians 1

For he chose us in him before the creation of the world … (v4)

* Never view the church from man’s perspective. The essence of the church is the inheritance of the Triune God, purchased by God, the Son in history and the testimony of the Holy Spirit at the end of history! And we among them!

Ephesians 1

* Email from Maine – I am the only Chinese on this island. I got to know Chug, a retired carpenter. At 19, he was forced to fight in Vietnam and has been suffering from war sequelae, haunted by nightmares for 50 years. I gave him a Chinese and English gospel leaflet and told him if friends drive by, I can teach them Chinese quickly…using the opportunity to share the leaflet content. Chug knew I wanted to share the gospel with him and gladly agreed to read the leaflet. I will visit him again. Please pray for Chug! – James

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Righteous Path to a Brighter Future! Sunday Hope_04/10/2020

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A Glorious Church in Turbulent Times! – Sunday Hope 041020 Ephesians 6

praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit…. (v18)

God’s great plan for us – Live out faith!
1. Salvation of the Church by the Holy Trinity, an eternal economy of God (Ephesians 1-3)
2. Watchful prayers in family and in workplace relationships, an outflow of God’s life (Ephesians 4-6)

Ephesians 6

* One Day – Choral ensemble in Hebrew/Arabian/English! Genius Israeli conductor Koolulam gathered 3000 people in Haifa, and with just an hour’s practice, accomplished this singing performance on the shared hope for a peaceful future!

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Act in Love!

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Don’t Live as a Fool! – Ark Channel 031020 Sat Ephesians 5

… submitting to one another in the fear of God. (v.21)

A Stream in the Secular World – three Christian qualities:

1. Dear children of God – living out love in word and in deed, as Christ offered himself as a sacrifice
2. Children of light – bearing fruits of goodness, righteousness and truth, with no deceits
3. People of wisdom – be filled with the Holy Spirit, and submit to each other with fear in God, without self-centredness

Ephesians 5

* * With her scholarly wealth of Bible knowledge, Dr KWOK Hon-lee /郭罕利博士, narrates about the old and new creations, the present age and the age to come, and the hope of the end time, enriched with God’s word and a heart of wisdom. Quiet your heart and listen to this two-hour programme on “Paul’s View of Eschatology — Seeing the Present Time through the Lens of Eternity

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Bear With One Another in Love!

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With All Lowliness, Meekness, Long-suffering! – Ark Channel 021020 Fri Ephesians 4

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. (v.3)

Markers of the person reborn:
1. Rejects the devil, ditches lies. Maybe unsatisfied, but does not sin. Does not repeat old mistakes. Will do the right things.
2.Abstains himself from filthy words, instead speaks words of grace. Why grieve the Holy Spirit? Shun bitterness and treat each other with grace!

Ephesians 4

* XY XU/許薰尹 gave everything to serve in her marriage and family, but still became a single mom. One day, in tears she put down her stubbornness in front of the Lord, and experienced miraculous grace and blessing.
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Through the Church!

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Be strengthened, all who are inside! – Ark Channel 011020 Thu Ephesians 3

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us… (v.20)

How are we strengthened in our hearts?
1. By faith
2. By persisting in love
3. Through prayer

Ephesians 3

* Renown author and pastor Chuck Swindoll speaks on Cleaning Up the Trash We Regret

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Be A Holy Temple In The Lord!

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No Longer Strangers And Aliens! Ark Channel 300920 Wed Ephesians 2

and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity. (v16)

The enmity has been abolished in Christ, we have a whole new future -
To be built up together as God’s dwelling place and His holy kingdom!

Ephesians 2

* The cells in our body are totally replaced every 7 years through continuous metabolism throughout our lifetime. But no matter how many times our physical body is replaced, our true self, the soul and spirit, the true self remains the same and lives forever. Though our outer man is decaying, our inner man is being renewed day by day!

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In The Knowledge Of HIM!

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Be Holy & Blameless! Ark Channel 290920 Tue Ephesians 1

just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world… (v4)

Truly Knowing The Church, You Will See Its Greatness!
1. The church is chosen and predestined by God the Father (v3-6)
2. The church is the redemption and inheritance of the Lord Jesus Christ (v7-12)
3. The church is sealed and the pledge of the Holy Spirit (13-14)

Ephesians 1

* An Indonesian domestic helper of a sister was fearful of the pandemic. The sister talked with her and the Indonesian helper accepted the Lord and desires the truth. In the past 2-3 months, they have completed Matthew and Luke. Every night at 9pm the helper would wait with her Bible for the reading time. They are now reading the Book of Acts.
The helper said the night she accepted the Lord, she had a dream of her friend being trapped in a burning house and she has left the house. Her friend cried out from the house: now that you are no longer in danger, why don’t you bring me with you?

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The 5th Commendment!

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Honor thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with promise, that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest

live long on the earth. (v2-3)

Father & Son

1. Honor – Honoring your parents is not only respect but also to obey them and to provide them with material needs. (v1)

2. Parenting – As parents, you need to respect and fulfill your responsibility to teach and set an example, not only in words but also in acts. (v4)

Scripture of the Day (NT):  Ephesians 6


* Young Palau/包樂, grew up in Argentina and was groomed for Cambridge University. One day he told his school friends that he would deny his faith. At the eve of a carnival, at the age of 16 going on 17, he bid farewell to God! The day after, his face was swollen and his tooth ached, scaring all his friends away. The Lord kept him from evil and blemish. He repented and eventually became a great evangelist, succeeding Billy Graham, leading millions to salvation.


*… we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress. (Isaiah 33:2)

Isaiah 31-34: “Every morning” is a new page of our spiritual diary, an opportunity to experience our “first miracle” in the Lord.

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You Did Not Come To Know Christ That Way!

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proving what is well-pleasing unto the Lord; (v10)

In a Manner Worthy of the Saints

1. What we say – Always be giving thanks. Let not your talk be filthy, foolish, jesting which are not befitting and causing one’s life to lose out. (v4)

2. What we do – Things done in the dark cannot stand the “test of light”. Can things we do in private be made manifest and open in the light? (v13)

Scripture of the Day (NT): Ephesians 5


* <My Best Friend>/最知心的朋友Choir version

Who is your best friend other than the Lord Jesus!


* … In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not… (Isaiah 30:15b)

Isaiah 29-30: Quietness and confidence tells how mature our life, manifestation of our faith and proof of how much we depend of God!

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You Did Not Come To Know Christ That Way!

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…to walk worthily of the calling wherewith ye were called. (v1)

Character Of A Christian

1. Grace – Showing grace is the fuel burning the life of those called – humble, gentle; patient, bearing with one another in love. (v2)

2. Team – The ultimate expression of being called to the grace of life is the ‘oneness’ in spirit. This is the symbol of the church life. (v3)

Scripture of the Day (NT):  Ephesians 4


* <Clear Conscience>

A brother in Anhui describes the specifics of our heart towards the Lord in all aspects of our daily living, for mutual encouragement.

Faithful to follow; Loyal to serve; Devote to entrust lifelong;

Sincere to pray; Fervent to worship; Focus to hear;

Enthusiastic to consecrate; Care for brothers & sisters; Love in fellowship;

Compassion for others; Honor your parents;

Ruthless to subdue your old self; Deny Satan’s confusion; Forbid selfishness, greed and suspicion;

Remain zealous for the Lord, not being lukewarm; Love not the world;

Worry no more; Joy and hope abound. Search your heart daily.

Live like a traveler; Ready for rapture in a clear conscience!


*…we have a strong city; salvation will he appoint for walls and bulwarks. (Isaiah 26:1)

Isaiah 26-28: Life is safe because of God’s protection. God, the chariots and horses of fire that cannot be seen, all ask man to respond in faith.

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The Preacher’s Honor and Disgrace!

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Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of that grace of God which was given me according to the working of his power. (v7)

The Disciples’ Ministry

1. The Gift – As minister of the gospel, we have a double gift: (a) knowing the the mystery of the gospel (b) preaching this mystery. (v2,8)

2. The Rights – “which are your glory” this is Paul’s understanding of tribulations, he sees this as the rights of the preacher. (v13)

Scripture of the Day (NT): Ephesians 3


* City in the Desert <video in Chinese>

Dubai is a man made oasis in the desert or is it a mirage!

TV1045 沙漠之城 (HD 粵語)


* …the Lord Jehovah will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the reproach of his people will he take away from off all the earth… (Isaiah 25:8)

Isaiah 23-25: This is the motivation of the mourners in difficult times. God knows and He will intervene man’s sufferings.

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It Is By Grace You Have Been Saved!

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when ye were dead through your trespasses and sins… but God, being rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us. (v1,4)

Turning Point in Life!

1. Suffering in sin – “Children of wrath”; not only are we living under God’s wrath, we need to face God’s judgment at the end of life. (v3)

2. Joy in grace – “But God…” ; the wonder of salvation lies in the Greek word “de”, God intervenes,  initiates mercy to sinners. (v7)

Scripture of the Day (NT): Ephesians 2


* M.L.YEUNG/楊萬年  in Canada writes “Mother’s heart stopped at 2:30pm, in the midst of her children singing “Nearest of all is He, Dearest of all to me”, leaving peacefully, returning to her home above. — ML (Quebec City)”


* Somone is Praying For You/有人在為你禱告 <hymn in Chinese> and lyrics in English

When it seems you’re lonely, and your heart will break in two, remember someone is praying for you.

With lyrics in English

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The March of Grace!

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Blessed be the God…who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. (v3)

Life’s Blessings

1. God’s Election – Being chosen is Christians’ greatest blessing. It is all in God’s soverignty, not our conscious choice, nor our active participation. (v4)

2. God’s Will – The universe is not working without a direction. It revolves around God’s plan, so should our life, yours and mine. (v5)

Scripture of the Day (NT): Ephesians 1


* Pray for the YEUNG family, father and son LH and ML (楊聯豪、楊萬年父子) in Canada – “The doctor says mother’s condition is not good. With medication, her heart has 20% function…may the Lord have mercy. This morning father visited mother in the hospital, the whole family prayed. Even though there’s suffering on the outside, there’s inner peace from the Lord. May the Lord revive the four of us, brothers and sisters to love the Lord and to continue mother’s role model in life. – ML Yeung (Quebec City)”


* …But ye looked not unto him that had done this, neither had ye respect unto him that purposed it long ago. (Isaiah 22:11)

Isaiah 19-22: Man mend and gather, in hope of sort outing our broken life. But men fail to see God’s desire is for man to turn back and rely on Him.

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All Citizens Donning Full Armor!

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Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. (Ephesians 6:13)

The New War — Against The Enemy of the Church:

1. Recognize the Enemy — This is not a battle of blood, as our enemy is not people of evil, but the Evil One behind them all. (v.12)

2. Against the Enemy — Our weapons are prayer; we must intercede for others, and not just ourselves, at all times and at all places. (v.18)

Scripture of the Day:  Ephesians 6


Dr. To Fei Chow/周道輝醫生 explains the miracles behind the birth of a child. Before being delivered, a fetus’ lungs only has a small amount of blood flowing through it.  But in preparation for the moment of delivery, once the the placenta or umbilical cord is cut, the lungs must take up the burden of providing oxygen. At the same time, the blood flow towards the placenta and umbilical cord is immediately shut, to allow blood to flow to the lungs. The most amazing thing about this process is that there is no testing ground or rehearsal for the process to happen. What God has designed, there can be no error – you and I were brought to this world out of nothing by God, so praise Him!


*  …In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it. (Isaiah 30:15)

(Isaiah 29-30):When the time comes to choose, return from the mindset that asks you to choose Egypt; learn from King Hezekiah, turn towards God, and lean on Him instead.

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Awake in Spirit & Be Filled With the Holy Spirit!

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For ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord: walk as children of light. (Ephesians 5:8)

New Living – A Solemn Warning

1. a warning in love – fornicator, unclean person, covetous man, you have no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God… (v5)

2. awakening in life  – awake, thou that sleepest, …. Augustine, saint of the ancient times heard this and repented…. (v14)

Scripture of the day (NT): Ephesians 5


*  Why are you so kind to me? /為何對我這麼好, Hymn


* Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself for a little moment,until the indignation be overpast. (Isaiah 26:20)

Isaiah 26-28: All who belong to God should set themselves apart from the world and the sins therein because His judgement on the world is at hand. Let’s be still and seek refuge in Him.

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