Pertinent excepts from Ho Kien Keong’s sermon:-
“As an architect, one of the very important things when we start a project is to get the title deed. In the title deed, it is indicated, the parameters and the dimensions of the title that we are going to build on.
And everything we build on in that piece of land has a reference to the those points in the title. We do our setback, we put in the foundations and then we start to build the house upwards. But everything that we do, whether the house is a three storey or thirty storey (or) a hundred storey, is (build) within the title deed.
And that actually is the backbone of the Word of God as we see in the Bible. There is a special word in the Bible, that is entitled “COVENANT”.
COVENANT IS THE TITLE DEED THAT GOD HAS GIVEN TO YOU AND I. IT IS WITHIN THAT REFERENCE POINT, THAT WE BEGIN TO SEE OUR RIGHT TO BUILD INTO THAT KINGDOM, THAT GOD HAS GIVEN AND LED US. IT IS GOD’S STORY AND ALSO OUR STORY.
I want to say this to you, this COVENANT is initiated by God. Sometimes in our Christian experience, we think we can go and ask and because I like it, so I enter into it (the covenant), into something that I ask God to come into my life. But I want to share with you, my brothers and sisters, God is the one that initiates this COVENANT (not us!).”