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BERITA ICCC INDONESIA 2011 Edisi Maret Untuk kalangan sendiri

BERITA INTERN UNTUK ANGGOTA DAN KOMUNIKASI BAGI KALANGAN BISNIS DAN PROFESI KRISTEN Shalom saudara-saudaraku yang terkasih! ICCC (INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN CHAMBER OF COMEMRCE) ADALAH MIMBAR DIMANA PESAN KRISTUS BAGI KITA DI ZAMAN INI DIJABARKAN, DIBAGIKAN DAN DINYATAKAN TERHADAP DUNIA BISNIS

NATIONAL BOARD National President Bunan Djambek Vice Presidents:  Admin/Secretary Eliezer H. Hardjo 

Finance/Treasurer: Johanis S. Najoan

Membership/Mentoring/ Network Manimbul L. Sitorus

Teaching / Training Benjamin B. Juwono Ridwan Naftali

Business Development/ Micro-Enterprise Tonny Soetjoadi Simon Aditan Rudolf A.S. Sinaga

Intercessors (Mrs.) Josephine S. Sitorus (Ms.) Hermina M. Usmany Eddy S. Kristiawan Paul Tapilatu

Kantor National ICCC Indonesia:

Website: www.iccc-indonesia.com Pertokoan Pulo Mas Blok B I / 8, Jalan Perintis Kemerdekaan. Jakarta 13260 Telp (021) 4890211, fax: (021) 4722274. E-mail: js.najoan@gmail.com arfia@cbn.net.id, ehardjo@gmail.com

Pertama-tama saya mengucapkan terimakasih atas dukungan Anda semua yang telah memberi saya kesempatan untuk melanjutkan kepemimpinan Sdr. Bambang Juwono untuk memimpin ICCC-Indonesia untuk periode berikut ini. Dan tak lupa pula saya atas nama segenap members mengucapkan banyak terimakasih kepada Sdr. Bambang Juwono dan segenap National Board yang mendukungnya. Dalam melanjutkan pengurusan, saya mohon beberapa dari anda juga tetap ikut terlibat dalam kepengurusan yang baru bersama saya, supaya teamwork yang kuat dapat diwujudkan. Memasuki tahun 2011 ini terasa sekali goncangan-goncangan disegala bidang seperti dinubuatkan Hagai di Hagai 2:6 dan konfirmasi 2 Timotius 3:1-9! Oleh karena itu kita perlu bersama-sama bahu membahu membangun Kerajaan Tuhan dimasa yang sukar ini. Di awal pembukaan tahun 2011 ini ada pesan Allah yang di sampaikan melalui the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders (APCE) oleh juru-bicaranya Cindy Jacobs apa yang akan terjadi di tahun ini. Ternyata baru masuk di bulan Pebruari ini saja sudah terbukti nubuatan-nubuatan ini seperti pergolakan yang terjadi di Mesir; Tunisia; Yaman; Libya; Syria; Aljazair. Banjir di Queensland, Australia, gempa bumi di New Zealand dan berbagai fenomena bencana Alam seperti badai salju di Amerika, dan banyak negara lain. Di Cina ada gempa, banjir dan kemarau! Kita di Indonesia juga tidak luput dengan banjir Wasior, Tsunami di Mentawai dan letusan gunung Merapi dan Bromo. Ada perintah Tuhan untuk memenangkan “The 7 Mountains” yaitu daerah-daerah dalam penguasaan Baal (Keluarga; Gereja dan agama; Pendidikan; Pemerintah; Media dan Pendistribusian; Business dan Seni dan Entertaintment). Banyak daya dan dana dibutuhkan untuk melaksanakan ini, tetapi Allah yang mempunyai seluruh dunia dan isinya akan mempelengkapi dan menyediakannya, seperti kita dengar di seminar “Transfer of Wealth through the Business”oleh Pdt. Robinson Nainggolan dalam acara Annual Members Gathering ICCC belum lama ini. Di 2 Tawarikh 16:9 kita membaca: “Karena mata TUHAN menjelajah seluruh bumi untuk melimpahkan kekuatan-Nya kepada mereka yang bersungguh hati terhadap Dia. Dalam hal ini engkau telah berlaku bodoh, oleh sebab itu mulai sekarang ini engkau akan mengalami peperangan." Saya yakin sekali ada banyak yang hadir di seminar itu tidak termasuk yang berlaku bodoh! Dan anda-anda akan dipakai untuk melaksanakan Proyek Tuhan ini. Kita ditunjuk jadi utusan-Nya! (2 Kor.5:20), maukah Anda?Ajaklah rekan-rekan anda untuk bergabung di ICCC ini. Tuhan Yesus Memberkati. Bunan Djambek National President ICCC INDONESIA www.iccc-indonesia.com

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INDONESIA 

Annual Members Gathering 2011

Annual Members Gathering (AMG) 2011 telah berlangsung pada hari Sabtu, tanggal 19 Februari 2011 di Janur Sari, Klub Kelapa Gading yang diisi dengan seminar dengan topik “Transfer of Wealth through Business” (Amsal 13: 22 & Yesaya 60: 5) dibawakan Pdt. Robinson Nainggolan SE, MSc.

Welcome Banner ICCC Annual Membering 2011 & Seminar ”Transfer of Wealth Through Business” oleh Pdt. Robinson Nainggolan SE, MSc.

Hadir sekitar 60 pebisnis dan profesional yang sangat antusias dan merasa diberkati dengan pemaparan yang disampaikan oleh Pdt. Robinson Nainggolan, salah satu tokoh dan motor Kasih Melanda Jakarta, Kasih Melanda Indonesia di era tahun 80’an. Tak ketinggalan tentunya kesempatan untuk bertanya jawab dengan pembicara yang lebih membuka wawasan dalam penerapan praktis prinsip-prinsip Alkitabiah yang dipaparkan. Acara untuk umum dimulai pkl. 09.00 sampai lunch time, kemudian dilanjutkan dengan acara intern ICCC dengan Agenda Tunggal pemilihan National President yang baru. Selain Seminar, juga diisi kesaksian yang dibawakan oleh Drs. Syonanto Wijaya MA, dari President University Foundation yang menyaksikan bagaimana dulu sewaktu beliau menjabat sebagai salah satu pimpinan di Astra Group berjuang untuk menerapkan prinsip-prinsip Alkitabiah dalam bisnis.

Berbincang sebelum dimulai, nampak Ronny V. Makasutji national President periode 2001 – 2004, dengan Benjamin B. Juwono, National President sekarang disaksikan Johanis S. Najoan, National Board sementara Simon Aditan, V.P. Membership sedang sibuk mempersiapkan multimedia

Juga Abraham yang menyaksikan bagaimana Tuhan memanggilnya ke dalam pelayanan. Kita juga bersyukur dan berterimakasih atas sumbangan 10 buah buku karangan dan dari Hendrik Liem sebagai door prize. Berikut ini laporan dalam gambar agar anda dapat mengikutinya.

Bunan Djambek membuka dengan doa dan dilanjutkan dengan Pujian dan Penyembahan yang dipimpin oleh Simon Aditan didampingi Ny. Benjamin B. Juwono dan Ny. Simon Aditan.

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Peserta bersukacita memuji dan menyembah Tuhan memulai dengan mengundang hadirat-Nya Drs. Syonanto Wijaya, MA, dari President University Foundation menyampaikan kesaksian bagaimana menerapkan Prinsip-prinsip Kerajaan Tuhan dalam bisnis dan profesinya sebagai salah satu pimpinan di Group Astra dahulu.

Welcome speech oleh Benjamin B. Juwono, National President

Pdt. Robinson Nainggolan, menyampaikan presentasi �Transfer of Wealth Through Business�

Dilanjutkan dengan pemaparan ICCC Update

Semakin seru menyampaikan hikmat dan pewahyuan Tuhan bagaimana seharusnya para pebisnis dan profesional masuk dalam rencana Tuhan untuk diberkati dalam bisnis dan profesi mereka agar selaras dengan program Tuhan mewujudkan Amanat Agung-Nya.

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Peserta di sebelah kanan sementara menyimak kesaksian dan seminar

Thank you Pak Syonanto, kesaksian anda menjadi bukti bahwa dalam Tuhan tidak ada yang mustahil. 

New National President Election

Dalam kesempatan Annual Members Gathering pada tanggal 19 Februari 2011 ini diselenggarakan juga pemilihan National Preisdent yang baru dan selanjutnya pembentukan National Board yang baru.

Sebagian peserta di sebelah kiri

National President Benjamin B. Juwono telah menunaikan tugasnya selama dua periode lebih sejak tahun 2005. Pemilihan National President dipimpin oleh Johanis S. Najoan melalui proses nominasi dengan 2 (dua) calon: Manimbul Luhut Sitorus dan Bunan Djambek. Luhut Sitorus memberikan suaranya kepada Bunan Djambek dan akhirnya secara aklamasi Bunan Djambek terpilih sebagai National President yang baru yang akan bekerja pada periode 2011 – 2013

Nampak peserta dari belakang

Bunan Djambek adalah senior member yang juga salah satu perintis ICCC Indonesia bersama dengan Eliezer H. Hardjo, Johanis S. Najoan dan Manimbul Luhut Sitorus. Bunan Djambek juga telah beberapa kali menjadi member of the National Board. Mari kita doakan agar National President yang baru dapat memimpin ICCC Indonesia ke depan dan membawa ICCC untuk menjadi berkat bagi dunia marketplace di Indonesia.

Thank you Pak Robinson, disampaikan oleh Benjamin B. Juwono, National President.

Bunan Djambek bergerak cepat dan pada hari Senin tanggal 21 Fabruari 2011 langsung diupdate National Board inti yang baru ( lihat hal 5)

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Suasana pemilihan National President

Johanis S. Najoan mempimpin pemilihan setelah sebelumnya Benjamin B. Juwono selaku outgoing National President menyampaikan pertanggungan jawab yang diterima oleh members yang hadir yang mewakili seluruh member.

Didampingi oleh dua National President pendahulu: Ronny V. Makasutji dan Benjamin B. Juwono, Bunan Djambek didoakan oleh semua member yang hadir dipimpin oleh Eliezer H. Hardjo

Berpose bersama, New National President dengan National Board yang lama bersama pesaksi. Bunan Djambek terpilih sebagai National President yang baru untuk periode 2011 - 2013

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New National Board 2011 – 2013 Berikut adalah susunan National Board inti yang baru dan sambil berjalan akan dilengkapi dengan anggota team dari masingmasing Domain:

Bunan Mengucapkan terimakasih atas pemilihannya dan menyampaikan harapan dan visinya bagi ICCC Indonesia ke depan

1. National President: Bunan Djambek 2. V.P. Admin/Secretary: Eliezer H. Hardjo 3. V.P. Finance/Treasurer: Johanis S. Najoan 4. V.P. Membership: Manimbul L. Sitorus 5. V.P. Teaching: Benjamin B. Juwono 6. V.P. Business Dev/Micro-enterprise: Tonny Soetjoadi 7. Intercessors Coordinator: Josephine S. Sitorus

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FORUM ANGGOTA 

1. PT. Chantique Inti Décor Junias Hidajat – Director

New Members Kita mengucap syukur dan menyambut baik beberapa peserta Seminar dan juga yang lain telah menyatakan untuk bergabung dengan ICCC Indonesia dan nama-nama yang bersangkutan akan kami umumkan dalam ICCC Newsletter edisi berikutnya.

KONTAK BISNIS

MEMBERSHIP FEE

Bagi anda yang akan memperpanjang kartu keanggotaan anda untuk tahun 2011 sudah dapat dan agar menghubungi Manimbul Luhut Sitorus V.P. Membership melalui HP: 08159694545 atau mengirimkan email ke V.P. Admin/ Secretary (ehardjo@gmail.com)

Offices: JL. Semarang – Purwodadi Km 17.8 Gudang No. 8 Kalitengah, Mranggen, Demak 59567, Jawa Tengah – Indonesia Phone: +62-24 673 5496 & 673 5498 Fax: +62-24 673 5497 e-mail: chantique@indosat.net.id Website: www.chantique-id.com Line of Business: Manufacture of customize outdoor furniture for hotels and restaurants.

Annual Membership Fee untuk tahun 2011 mengikuti peraturan International dalam kategori Developing Nation menjadi Rp. 600.000 dimana US$ 50 dikirim ke Kantor Pusat di Swedia sebagai syarat dan kewajiban International Membership Membership Fee dapat ditransfer ke rekening ICCC Indonesia atau FORUKIN dibawah ini, dan mengirimkan bukti transfernya dengan fax ke alamat yang tercantum paling bawah dari setiap halaman Newsletter ini:

For serious inquiry, please contact: Junias Hidajat E-mail: junias@indosat.net.id Cell: +62 81 2287 1778 2. Surya Delapan Mas Tonny Soetjoadi – Director

Rekening Bank: CIMB NIAGA BANK Cabang Senen - Jakarta No. 200-01-00012-00-0 a/n : Forum Komunikasi Usahawan Kristen Indonesia (FORUKIN).

Offices: 1. HWI Lindeteves 4th Floor, Block B No. 7 Jalan Hayam Wuruk Jakarta (Barat) 11180 – INDONESIA Phone: 062 (21) 6259625 Fax: 062 (21) 6259561 2. Taman Berdikari Santosa Block M No. 16 Jalan Pemuda Jakarta (Timur) 13220 – INDONESIA Phone: 062 (21) 4712821 & 91282388 Fax: 062 (21) 4718293 Line of Business: Distribution of Chladianplast Corrugated Roof & Flat sheet for Jakarta Metro & Outer Java and International market

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A Supernatural Cycle of Blessing Business Opportunity: Looking for bona-fide Sub-distributors all-over Indonesia as well as outside of Indonesia, preferably having vast networks & experiences in distribution of building materials.

Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. – Ecclesiastes 11:1

Serious inquiry can be directed to Tonny Soetjoadi, Director (tonnystd@indo.net.id or mobile: +62811193202

3. HeavenSpring Consulting & Agencies Co. Eliezer Hernawan Hardjo Ph.D., CM Jalan Pegangsaan Indah Barat B I / 8 Pondok Gading Utama Jakarta 14250 – INDONESIA Phone: 062 (21) 4521141 Fax: 062 (21) 4533070 Mobile: (062) 815-13203415 E-mail: eliezer@heavenspring.com, ehardjo@gmail.com Partners: 1. Institute of Certified Professional Managers – James Madison University, VA, USA 2. DF Solusi Consulting – Indonesia Line of Business: Business & Management Consulting (Seminar, Training & Consulting)

Bagi member yang berminat untuk dicantumkan dalam kolom ini (free of charge) dimohon untuk meng-update data dan mengirim ke e-mail: ehardjo@gmail.com seperti contoh diatas  Nama Perusahaan  Person in Charge dan Contact person  Alamat lengkap termasuk no. Telepon/fax dan e-mail  Line of business  Specific products yang ingin ditawarkan (dengan foto kalau ada – yang di-compressed)

One of the most exciting things I ever discovered about God's law of sowing and reaping was the fact that financial harvests are not seasonal. If you plant year round, you can be receiving year round. Don't misunderstand. I'm not saying your harvest will come instantly. It usually won't. You may have to wait for it for several months. What I'm saying is, if you'll keep planting consistently, you'll receive just as consistently. If you'll continually cast your bread on the water, eventually it will come in on every wave! Of course, some people never get to enjoy that kind of constant blessing. That's because, instead of giving, they keep waiting to receive. They stand on the beach saying, "I wonder where my prosperity is? As soon as it comes in, I'll start giving."

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God's economy doesn't work that way. He said, "Give and it will be given to you again. The way you measure it, it shall be measured back to you" (Luke 6:38). You have to make the first move. You have to send a ship out before your ship can come in. Think about that next time you're tempted to complain about the things life brings your way. Remember that whatever you've been casting out there is always what you find on down the road. If you've been giving doubt, unbelief and fear, that's what has been coming to you. If you've been giving nothing, then nothing is what you get. You're holding the seeds of your own future in your hand right now. Step out in faith and use them to put the supernatural cycle of blessing in motion. Start now planting one good seed after another. Eventually you'll enjoy a good harvest every single day! Scripture Reading: Luke 6:31-38 Kenneth Copeland Ministries

(Kirimkan kutipan, artikel, kata-kata mutiara atau kisah pengalaman anda yang dapat memperkuat iman pembaca Newsletter ini kepada TUHAN baik itu berupa pengalaman pribadi maupun orang lain dengan ciri utama bisnis dan rohani)

Transformed Working Life (TWL) adalah Pelatihan resmi dari Kantor Internasional bagi anggota ICCC dalam memperlengkapi anggota dengan pengetahuan dan pemahaman latar belakang, tujuan dan penerapan prinsipprinsip Kerajaan TUHAN bagi dunia bisnis dan profesi. TWL diperuntukkan bagi anggota dan dapat diikuti secara Cuma-Cuma, namun terbuka juga bagi siapa saja yang berminat untuk mengikutinya.

TWL

diselenggarakan dalam bahasa Indonesia dan dilengkapi dengan buku panduannya, yang telah diterjemahkan kedalam Bahasa Indonesia juga, sehingga para peserta betul-betul akan memperoleh manfa’at yang besar dan mengalami transformasi dalam kehidupan pribadi maupun bisnisnya. TWL difasilitasi oleh anggota National Board yang terlatih dan dikoordinir oleh V.P. Teaching: Benjamin B. Juwono bersama dengan Teaching Team: Ridwan Naftali Transformed Working Life (TWL) akan ditayangkan dalam salah satu channel di Indonesia agar dapat dimanfaatkan oleh para pebisnis & profesional Kristiani di Indonesia bagaimana menerapkan prinsip-prinsip Kerajaan Tuhan dalam kehidupan berbisnis dan bekerja mereka. Tolong dukung agar maksud ini dapat terealisir di tahun 2011 mendatang. TWL bagi members secara rutin diadakan pada hari Sabtu ke 2 setiap bulan dan terbuka dan dianjurkan bagi semua member untuk mengikutinya sebagai pembekalan wajib.

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Apa itu ICCC?

Visi ini memanggil para pengusaha dan kaum profesi di seluruh dunia yang terbeban untuk saling berhubungan, bertukar pendapat, memperdagang-kan barang dan menyediakan jasa, saling mendukung dan menguatkan secara rohani dan materi. Berdasarkan eksistensi dari visi itu sendiri memproklamirkan otoritas Kristus yang mutlak diseluruh dunia.

Forum dimana pesan Kristus untuk zaman ini dijabarkan, disampaikan dan dinyatakan kepada Dunia Bisnis ICCC adalah badan yang independen dan inter-denominasi, bukan menjadi bagian dari suatu gereja tertentu namun ikut melayani gereja yang membutuhkan pelayanan ICCC. ICCC berkantor Pusat di Orebrö Swedia dan saat ini telah berada di sekitar 65 negara di lima benua. ICCC Indonesia melakukan berbagai kegiatan dan pelayanan baik terhadap anggota, maupun terhadap dunia bisnis khususnya dalam lingkungan Kristiani. Undanglah kami untuk memberikan presentasi mengenai visi, misi dan tujuan ICCC bagi dunia bisnis dan profesi

VISI, MISI DAN TUJUAN ICCC International Christian Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) lahir dari kepatuhan terhadap visi yang diberikan selama kurun waktu enam tahun kepada seorang usahawan Swedia J. Gunnar Olson, yang diteguhkan dengan nubuatan dan terbukanya pintu kesempatan disekitarnya yang sebelumnya tertutup. ICCC merupakan panggilan yang serius dan menantang bagi pengusaha Kristen untuk mengenali jaman yang sedang kita masuki dan dengan terang dari pengenalan itu memasuki dimensi iman yang baru yang disediakan bagi mereka yang …” takut akan TUHAN … berbicara satu sama lain … dan menghormati namaNya.” (Maleakhi 3: 16)

Pada intinya ICCC adalah kehendak TUHAN untuk memperluas tali kasih-Nya, melalui gerejaNya, didalam dunia usaha. Hal ini menuntut para pelaku bisnis mencari terlebih dahulu KerajaanNya dan segala Kebenaran-Nya. Urapan tersedia bagi mereka yang dengan mata melihat dan telinga mendengar panggilan jaman. Sebagaimana halnya Raja Daud yang menerima urapan untuk menjadi raja, jauh sebelum dia menjadi Raja, yang keadaan pada saat urapan diberikan sama sekali tidak mungkin bagi Daud untuk menjadi Raja, demikianlah ICCC memanggil para pengusaha Kristen sebelum peristiwanya terjadi untuk mengalami kebebasan masuk ke dalam dimensi baru, dimana sasaran, strategi dan perencanaan bersama-sma diwujudnyatakan sesuai dengan iman di dalam Kristus. ICCC mencanangkan panggilan itu sejalan dengan rencana TUHAN bagi jaman ini sebagai kunci memperoleh berkat dan pertumbuhan dan agar dapat bangkit berkemenangan diatas gelombang ombak yang mengancam. Panggilan ICCC: “Mereka akan menjadi milik kesayanganKu sendiri, firman TUHAN semesta Alam pada hari yang Kusiapkan. Aku akan mengasihi mereka sama seperti seseorang menyayangi anaknya yang melayani dia. Maka kamu akan melihat kembali perbedaan antara orang benar dan orang fasik, antara orang yang beribadah kepada TUHAN dan orang yang tidak beribadah kepada-Nya.” (Maleakhi 3: 17-18)

KEYAKINAN IMAN ICCC: 

Satu-satunya TUHAN pencipta segala sesuatu dalam kesatuan Trinitas: Bapa, Anak, dan Roh Kudus.

Keilahian TUHAN Yesus Kristus. Kelahiran-Nya dari rahim seorang Perawan. Karya penebusan dosa manusia melalui kematian-Nya diatas kayu salib. Kebangkitan-Nya. Hak otoriatas diri-Nya atas dunia dan Kedatangan-Nya yang kedua kali dalam Kuasa dan Kemuliaan-Nya.

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Alkitab, sepenuhnya sebagai Firman TUHAN yang memberikan inspirasi dan berbagai peraturan bagi kehidupan yang dilandasi iman.

Keselamatan pribadi orang berdosa dan kebutuhannya untuk mengalami proses regenerasi melalui karya Roh Kudus dalam menuju menjadikannya sebagai manusia yang dikehendaki oleh TUHAN, seutuhnya.

~God Will Take Care of All of Your Burdens~ t the time I am writing this article, 10/27/10, many people, including many Christians, are battling severe worry and anxiety due to the fact that most of the countries in the world are still mired down into bad recessions. As a result of these bad recessions, many people have lost their jobs, their houses, and most, if not all of their life’s savings. As a result of either losing all of this, or being very close to losing all of this, many people are battling severe worry, fear and anxiety. And then to add to all of this the fact that half of all marriages are still ending up in divorce, along with all of the sicknesses and diseases that are hitting many people across the world, and you have many in the world today who are in a constant state of fear, anxiety and worry and they cannot break this kind of bondage off of them, no matter how many anti-depressants they try and take, and no matter how many counselors they try and talk to. For those of you who are being hit by this kind of severe anxiety and worry, you know

how debilitating it can really be. You have no peace in you. You cannot get a good night’s sleep. Millions of people are still suffering from insomnia, and much of this is due to not being able to let go of all of the worry, fear and anxiety that is eating them up alive. Then you watch the daily news and it is one horror show after another with all of the crime that keeps occurring, along with the breakdown of our political leaders in office who seem to have nothing but their own selfinterests in mind. You can thus see major breakdowns occurring in just about every part and segment of our world and society in general. As we have shown you in our articles on the end times, the world is going to get progressively worse over time once it all starts up – and I am afraid that we may be in the beginning of all of these end times events starting to occur as the Bible has specifically foretold. If I am right, then things will get progressively worse over time, not better. We thus only have one hope and one solution to be able to get through all of this – and that one hope and solution is to completely rely on the Lord like you have never done before. The Lord is now going to be our only hope, our only refuge, and our only protection in these very trying times that will be coming all of our ways in the future. If you are not truly grafted into the Lord and really relying on His help and power to make it through these very tough times, then you may end up crashing and burning, losing everything you have worked so hard for over the years. In this article, I want to focus on one thing that many Christians are having a very hard time in handling. And that one problem is – how do I get a grip on all of the fear, worry and anxiety that is eating me up alive? 

How do I not worry when I may lose my job or my marriage tomorrow?

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How do I not worry when I have just lost my job and the bank is ready to do a foreclosure on my house, causing me to have to live with either neighbors, friends or family?

The Scripture Verses For those of you who are battling this kind of severe anxiety and worry, really study and meditate on the 3 verses I will now give you. All of these verses are very short and thus easy to miss – but they are extremely powerful, and they are loaded with major revelation if you can grab ahold of what God is trying to tell you to do in your daily life with Him.

How do I not worry when I am forced to live on my 401k plan and I do not have much money left?

How do I not worry when I do not have any medical insurance and I have just been hit with a serious disease?

Here are these 3 very special verses, and then I will comment on each one of them so you can see how to get this kind of major revelation from the Lord worked into your current state of affairs.

How do I not worry when I am about ready to file bankruptcy and my credit will now be totally ruined for 10 years?

1. “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall not permit the righteous to be moved.” (Psalm 55:22)

How do I not worry when I have been sued by several creditors for past due credit card bills?

Many, many people are battling some of the above described scenarios and no matter how hard they try, they cannot stop the fear, worry and anxiety from eating away at them. They have no peace or joy left in them. They can’t sleep, hardly ever smile anymore, and have no desire to socialize with anyone. If there are any of you battling this kind of severe anxiety and worry to the point of where you are actually starting to have a very hard time in being able to properly function in your normal every day activities, there are 3 very special verses from the Bible that will really help you get a grip on all of this. As I will explain below, this advice may sound a bit too easy and simplistic, but many of God’s ways are really very simple and very easy to follow and implement in your daily life.

2. “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all of your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:6-7) 3. “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

Many of you have heard of these verses and read them for yourselves, but these kinds of verses really need to be chewed on and meditated on in order to get this kind of major revelation worked into your mindset and current state of affairs. Since these verses are so short, it really is easy to miss what God is trying to tell you, especially if you are battling severe anxiety and worry as a result of being in some of the scenarios described above. And once severe worry and anxiety starts to get a real hold of you, it then becomes very easy to forget what these kinds of verses are telling you to do.

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Here is what you need to grab a hold of from these verses, and then I will give you a short visual you can do in your mind’s eye that will really help you try and properly do this with the Lord. 1. The very first verse will set the stage with what God is trying to tell us to do in these 3 verses. Notice this verse telling us to cast our burden upon the Lord and if we do, then God will sustain us. However, before God can sustain us, we first have to cast all of our burdens upon Him. Again, when you really study this kind of verse, it sounds almost too easy. If you are caught up in any of the above described scenarios, then you are definitely carrying a heavy burden on you – and this verse is now telling you to cast these kinds of heavy burdens upon the Lord. And if you do, then God will take care of them for you, sustain you, and keep you from being moved. As we explained to you in our article on the full surrender, what God wants from us is that we fully surrender our entire beings and our entire lives into His hands. And once we fully surrender our entire lives into His hands for His full handling, then that will also include any major problems we will encounter in this life, including all of the scenarios described above. So no matter what kind of dire situation you now find yourself dealing with, God can still move to help you with the problem if you will just fully surrender the entire problem into His hands for His full handling. And the above verse is telling us once more to do exactly that – to cast all of your burdens upon the Lord so from there He can move to help you take care of all of them. 2. The second verse above will now add one more factor into all of this – and that one more factor is to not only cast your burden upon the Lord, but to now cast all of your burdens upon the Lord, not just some or part of them.

Notice in this 2nd verse it is telling us to cast all of our cares upon the Lord. And the word “care” in this verse has the same meaning as the word “burden” has in the very first verse above. In other words, learn how to cast all of your burdens and cares upon the Lord and if you do, then God can move to help you take care of all of them and sustain you while He is doing it. 3. The third verse above is now one that really needs to be chewed on and meditated on. In this verse Jesus Himself is telling us several things. First, Jesus is telling everyone who is laboring and who is in a heavy laden state to come to Him and if you do, then He will give you rest for your souls. If there are any of you out there in some of the above scenarios, then you are definitely laboring and you are also in a very heavy laden state if worry and anxiety has now taken a strong hold on you. So the first thing you must do if you find yourself in this kind of a heavy laden state is to come to the Lord just as you are and cast all of your cares, all of your burdens, and all of troubles upon Him so He can begin to move to try and help you out. And not only will Jesus help you with all of your cares and burdens by helping you take care of all of them – but He will now give you rest for your souls, which means He can now give you His peace. And once Jesus gives you His peace, which is one of the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit, then His peace will start to take the place of all of your worry and anxiety and completely take most, if not all of it out of your system. Put all three of these verses together side-byside, and God is giving you the solution for being able to maintain your peace in Him, even in the most trying of circumstances. The second thing to pick up on this verse is the very last sentence where Jesus says that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. When Jesus says that His burden is light in this verse, I believe He is telling us that He wants all of our burdens to also be light. He

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does not want us carrying around heavy burdens which will do nothing but give us major worry and anxiety and from there, take away all of our peace and joy in Him.

letting it rob you of your peace and joy in the Lord, not to mention letting it start to affect your mental and physical health.

Recommendation And if you are caught up in some of the above described scenarios and it has now robbed you of your peace and joy in the Lord – then your peace and joy in the Lord has now been replaced by constant worry and anxiety – and this is not how Jesus wants you to be living in this life. Per our article titled, “Be Anxious For Nothing,” we gave you the major verses where God is telling us to be anxious for nothing and not to be worrying about tomorrow and what tomorrow may bring, for sufficient for the day is its own troubles. Put these verses next to three listed above, and God is giving all of us major and clear revelation as to how we are to handle all of the problems that will be coming our way in this life. And that revelation is that we fully surrender and cast all of these problems, cares and burdens upon Him so He can properly handle them for us and from there, learn how to chill out and just relax in Him so we can have His joy and peace continue to flow through us as we continue on in our journey with Him. When Jesus tells us in this last verse that His yoke is easy and His burden is light, I believe this kind of verse should be interpreted very literally and we should take Jesus at His Word on this statement. If we can, then we learn how to get this type of right thinking imparted into our minds and thought process. And once we learn how to really do that, then we can drive out most of the fear, worry and anxiety that has been attacking us. But again, this is something that many Christians will have to work at, especially if the worry, fear and anxiety has become a conditioned response as to how they react to adverse circumstances in their lives. But with the help of the Holy Spirit, you can learn how to chill out, relax, and not let worry, fear and anxiety get a hold of you where you are

Over the years, after I discovered the above verses and knew this kind of revelation from the Lord was the key to being able to be anxious for nothing in this turbulent world, I found a little mental trick that really helped me get this revelation worked into my mind so I could get God’s joy and peace to stay in my soul, and keep the worry and anxiety from getting to far up into me and getting any type of foothold into my mind and my emotions. Again, this little mental trick may sound too easy and too simplistic, but it has really worked for me over the years and for the most part, it has kept me in a very good state of peace and joy with the Lord, even when I had to go through some real trying circumstances. Here is this little mental trick that might be able to help some of you if you are battling severe anxiety and worry over any type of adverse situations you may be going through. 1. The Bible says that we are to cast down vain imaginations. But notice it says vain imaginations, not every imagination. Your imagination is part of your mind and it is a very powerful gift given to you by the Lord. Imagine not being able to imagine any types of pictures in your mind’s eye on a lot of the good things that has happened in your life? Imagine not being able to go down memory lane from time to time and visualize your children and a lot of the good things that have happened to them and what a joy they have been in your life. I believe we can use our imagination for good and godly things. But what God wants us to do is to not use our imagination on bad and evil things, as this is what starts to get some people in trouble with Him. Many evil things people end up doing in this life initially starts out as a bad thought and a bad mental picture in someone’s mind and imagination.

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But if we take our imagination and realize we can use it for good and godly things, then we can take this and use it for what God is telling us to do in the above verse. 2. And here is the little mental trick I have learned over the years that will really get the revelation in the above verses worked into your mind and thinking so you do not let worry, fear and anxiety get the better of you when faced with an adverse situation. What I have learned to do when an adverse situation has come my way is to first fully commit and fully surrender the entire problem into God’s hands for His full handling. I always do this by way of a very simple prayer. But then the second thing I do, and this is the part that allows me to keep worry, fear and anxiety from attacking me and getting too strong of a hold on me, is that I then literally visualize myself handing this entire problem over to the Lord. I imagine Jesus standing in front of me and I then see myself handing a 50 pound bag to Him, which is the problem I am now dealing with. I see myself literally handing it off to Him and from there, I see that He will now take complete care of it for me and I now have nothing to worry about since He now has it fully in His hands and will now take complete care of it for me. When I hand off this 50 pound bag to Jesus, not only do I see Him taking complete control of this problem from this moment on, but I also see Him taking away from me all of the worry and anxiety that is attached to this problem. From there, I tell myself I have absolutely nothing to worry about since Jesus is now in full and complete control of the entire situation. I obviously still have to be guided by God as to what steps I will need to take on my end to resolve the problem, as God will also guide me as to what part I will have to play to solve the problem.

But what I have found out is that by forming out this kind of a mental picture in my mind’s eye on what God is telling us to do in the above 3 verses, my mind seems to pick up the revelation better and it is more easily transmitted into my mind and thinking process. And once that starts to occur, fear, worry and anxiety cannot get into my mind and emotions because this positive, mental picture in my mind’s eye is now blocking it and preventing it from being able to get in on me. I have found out that every time fear, worry and anxiety starts to creep up on me, all I have to do is bring back up that mental picture in my mind’s eye of me handing off the entire problem to Jesus in that 50 pound bag. And once I see that mental picture in my mind’s eye again, it helps reinforce for me that God really does have this entire problem completely in His hands and that He will now take complete care of it for me. I believe this is using our imagination in the way that God has intended for us to use it. People have a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Psychologists have found that you can remember something much better if you have it stored as a mental picture in your mind’s eye instead of trying to remember something by way of words in a sentence or a paragraph. By using our imagination off a key Scripture verse such as the ones listed above telling us to cast all of our cares and burdens upon the Lord, I believe this will really help us in getting a real grip on this revelation from the Lord, and you will then be able to more easily get it worked into your mind and emotions as a result. I have found out that by pulling back up that mental picture in my mind’s eye of me handing off the entire problem to Jesus in that 50 pound bag, that is really does help in keeping worry and anxiety from being to get a hold of me every time I feel a panic attack starting to come against me. It really helps to keep my peace and joy in place with the Lord as I am going through the trial.

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So if there are any of you out there battling any kind of severe anxiety and worry with any type of adverse situation you are going through, try fully surrendering the entire problem into God’s hands, and from there, form out a mental picture in your mind’s eye of you handing off the entire problem to Jesus in a 50 pound bag. Believe in this revelation because the Bible tells us we can do this with the Lord. And every time you feel a panic attack starting to come against you, just pull up that mental picture in your mind’s eye again that you have now handed off this entire problem to Jesus, and He will now take complete care of it for you and eventually solve the problem for you. This godly, mental picture will help keep your peace and joy in the Lord as you go through the trial, and it will also help in keeping fear, anxiety and worry from getting worked too far up into your mind and emotions. One last thought – there is a debate in the Body of Christ right now on how we are to use our imaginations due to the verse telling us to cast down vain imaginations. Many people in the New Age movement are getting themselves into serious trouble, as they are using their imaginations to contact demons and trying to tap into psychic type energy. But if you use your imagination in a good and godly way as described in the above kinds of situations, you will not get yourself in trouble with the Lord, as our imaginations can be used for either good or evil.

Conclusion With things possibly going to get progressively worse in the coming years, each and every Christian is going to have to learn how to fully trust in the Lord – and from there, learn how to be guided by the Holy Spirit on how to handle each type of bad situation that may come their way so they can make it through some of these tough trials. We can either learn how to fully surrender each problem that comes our way into God’s hand for His complete handling so He can eventually work out and solve the entire

problem for us, or we can try and do everything ourselves, trying to work out everything in our own natural strength and flesh. I have seen too many Christians over the years try and work everything out without asking for God’s help, and many of them have ended up failing miserably as a result. It was only when they completely turned everything over to God that things eventually turned around for them and they were then delivered from their adverse situations. Again, if there are any of you out there who are battling some real severe adversity, try turning the entire problem over into God’s hands as He is telling us to do in the above 3 verses. And from there, learn how to fully trust Him to handle the entire problem for you so you do not let too much fear, anxiety and worry start to get the better of you. When God tells us to cast all of our cares and burdens upon Him so He can take complete care of them for us – and He then adds to this command that we learn how to be anxious for nothing and not to be worrying about tomorrow and what tomorrow may bring, I believe this can really be done with the help of the Holy Spirit. One of the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit is the fruit of peace, and He can give you His peace even right in the middle of the most trying of circumstances if you will just fully trust in the Lord to completely handle all of your problems and burdens for you. Keep the above 3 verses front and center in your walk with the Lord, as you are going to really need them in the coming years ahead. If you can do what these 3 verses are telling you to do, then they will help get you through any tough trials you may have to go through in this life. Terimakasih anda telah meluangkan waktu membaca Berita ICCC Indonesia ini dan silahkan mem-forward-nya ke rekan bisnis anda agar memperoleh berkat rohani yang sama. Redaksi

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ICCC Indonesia Newsletter - March 2011