I Have A Vision . . .

. . . with a mission to fullfil His Great Commission

When God first shows you a vision, it’s blur and unclear … for our finite minds just cannot grasp things beyond our imagination. He often shows you a bit at a time. In time, the vision becomes clearer and like a jigsaw puzzle, the pieces will begin to piece together to give you the Big Picture.

The following verses are noteworthy:

. “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and , I too, am working. I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself ; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him, all He does. Yes, to your amazement he will show him even greater things than these.”- John 5:17, 19-20

. ” It is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.”- Philippians 2:13

. ” I am the vine ; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”-John 15:5

. Jesus replied: ” Love the Lord your God with all your your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.” – Mathew 22:37-38

. “Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.” – John 14:21

.”He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not is that you do not belong to God.”- John 8:47

. “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exits and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”- Hebrew 11:6

. ” When God tells you what He wants to do through you, you will face a “crisis of belief.” Jesus looked at them and said, ‘ With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.’ “- Mark 10:27

. You cannot remain where you are and go with God. Adjustments in your life need to be made. ” Any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.”- Luke 14:33

. Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” – John 14:23

Whatever God initiates, He always complete. It will always be God-sized beyond human endeavour.

Initially God said this to me: “Build My Church shaped in the form of a Huge Cross up in the hill overlooking Perth. Light it up at night. Let it be a shining beacon to the world below.”

I saw the huge cross-structure, white in colour, rising and towering prominently on the Darling Range escarpment… its vertical pointing towards heaven, and with its horizontals encompassing far and wide from East to West. At night the structure shines as a bright beacon as far as the eyes can behold. When viewed from afar, it has the wonder to zoom right in front of your eyes, appearing so bright and near beckoning you to “come hither.”

Subsequently revelations from God stipulate that the structure, symbolic of the Cross at Calvary, will be the “Prayer Mountain” with seven levels for fasting and prayer. The foundation and peripheral building on the Holy Site of just over 6 Acres, will also be shaped in the form of a Cross when viewed from above. This sacred site was also revealed to me… something which brought on my initial “crisis of belief.”

God’s plan and purpose are often revealed on mountain top. God wants to draw us close to Him and to prepare us as the Day draws near. In Isaiah 2:2-4 the LORD says, ” In the last days the mountain of the LORD’S temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach you us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths…”

After a period of a few months of “delayed obedience” (which tantamount to “disobedience”), a group of thirteen of us assembled one bright and beautiful Sunday Spring morning of 28 September 1997 at seven. Under a clear blue cloudless sky, we praised and worshipped God with the wonderful strains of music from Pastor Jeffrey Saw’s guitar.

An hour after this Dedication Service to claim the Holy Ground in the name of Jesus, the clear blue skywas suddenly transformed. A strange and delightful phenomenon of the “Full Circle of the Rainbow ” appeared up above. SisterValerie Hamilton was the first to behold it. Some of us stood in awe and wonder. Others fell on to their knees. I was prostrating, weeping and sobbing uncontrollably. ( This is the second time I ever cried in public. The first being the time when I was first saved at the Abundant Life Centre in Kuala Lumpur around September 1979). For I have prayed for a sign of confirmation, and then I realised the heavy burden God has placed on me.

Mathew 16:3 says: “You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.”

” If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” – 1John 1:7

This”Full Circle of the Rainbow” phenomenon has been mentioned in the Bible twice only. Ezekiel 1:28 and Revelation 4:3, which include of the “full circle of the rainbow” of God’s glory. The day when we come face to face with God, we shall begin to understand the full circle of His glory, His kindness to man, His love and wisdom. We only see a part rainbow occasionally. God sees it continually. Rainbow had a special srgificance to Noah’s descendants, that the rain would never be again become an earth-engulfing flood. We know that it is the sun which shines through the rain which paints the beauty of the rainbow. Spiritually, we also know that it is when “a person consciously sees the smile and love of God in the midst of present trouble that the true glory and beauty of Christian’s life is revealed to the world around.”

The names of the privileged 13 who witnessed the wonder of God are:

Eng Siong, Peggy & Josephine Liau

Eric & Helena Khoo

Darren & Agnes Meerwald

Pastor Jeffrey Saw

Valerie Hamilton

Helen Anderson

Peter Sein Cho

Paul & Lilian Chong

The question is how much significance does the “Full Rainbow” has on each one of them and you too? To Noah’s descendants, they would never cease to rejoice and praise God by the promise of the rainbow – and that, it’s not even a ” Full Rainbow”. Are you heeding God’s signs and wonder?

Remember, God loves you and He has a purpose and plan for you..

“The harvest is plentiful…but the labourers are few.”

With Praise and Thanksgiving to God!


Your humble servant

Paul Chong

A Chinese by Descent . . . An Australian by Consent

(itinerant Preacher & Evangelist)

WhatsApp: +61 481 080 105

Email: paul.chong33@gmail.com


Paul Chong
Sunday, 20 January 2019

I am the basis of all wealth
To enjoy me make sure of your health.
I am the heritage of the wise and thrifty
It’s acquired with measures both prudent and stingy.

I am the poor man’s joy and comfort
To the rich man it’s a prize and worth.
I am the right hand of capitalism
The silent partner of countless realisation.

I am the solace of the widow, comfort of the old
The corner stone of security, a fortune worth in gold.
I am passed on from generations to generations
As a thing of greatest worth and tribulations.

I am the choicest fruit of toil
And credit respects me with joy.
Yet unassuming, unshowing and humble I am
Standing before every man to know and possess as I am.

I grow and increase in value through the years
The economic cycle bids me no tears or fears.
Dormant as I am, worth keeps on increasing
Without fear of ever failing or ceasing.

Time, an enemy to many, is my friend
And increasing population makes me grand.
I defy fire and all elements earthly
For nothing can ever destroy me really.

My possessors learn to believe in me
Invariably they somehow become envied.
While all things wither, decay and die
I gain in value, strength, youth and survive.

Minerals like gold and silver come from me
I am the basis of all economic power and myth.
I produce the food you eat to live
Unthinkingly and unknowingly, you are standing on me.

Yet so common am I that you pass me by
I am L A N D ……….L…A…N…D!

Original by Paul Chong (Copyright)
5:15 am Sunday 16.10.94

The Leaping Years

Paul Chong

20 January 2019

Originally penned on 1 March 1997

This poem is specially dedicated to a dear friend whose birthday is on 29 February, which comes round only once every four years . . . the leap year.

Today is like no other day

It should have been your birthday

A small step but a giant leap

Leaping out of your reach.

You are one of those unusual peers

Whose birthdays come round once every four years

You remain the same “age” for more

But suddenly you have to add on “four”.

Wish we could remain young forever

Growing old is no fun whatsoever

Despite grievances we have one gift

The growing wisdom which He gives.

Wish we could remain young forever

A Kaleidoscope of My Life

Images of my youth . . . Queen’s Scout . . . St. George’s Institution, Taiping

Paul Chong
15 January 2019

Images are the best to preserve old memories . . . a picture after all is better than ten thousand words. Whatever your past, pictures will always depict the truth, for the camera will capture every aspect of your life in trues perspective – from the flashing charming & youthful smile to the wrinkling lines in your face.

In 2009, I posted a blog article entitled The Importance of Knowing Why “Roots To Grow, Wings To Fly” followed a year later on “The Years Of Growing Pain”. Therein I wrote: “Our children & grandchildren are so fortunate compared to the days
.when we were young. Growing up was definitely “growing pain” especially for a family of eleven (2 parents & 9 children). Except for the last three siblings, all used to pack into a one-room rented shop accommodation, sleeping on floor mats, before we had our own family home in Pokok Assam, Taiping, Malaysia. There was nothing for a long time we could call our own!”

Birth Place in Matang/Taiping – a dingy old shop/residence of our grand-parents. A one-street village.

749 Pokok Assam, Taiping . . . our first home in the resettlement village . . . remembering father spent MR800/= to build it. Remembering also the rambutan tree, planted by me in the front yard, with great fruits.

Following my father’s business after my birth in Matang, Taiping, we lived for a short while in Temerloh, a rubber plantation village qhen my father had a bicycle shop. We later moved to Bruas where my father lost his whole fortune when the Japanese came to occupy Malaya.

A brief sojourn in Matang before our parents made their way to Port Weld, some 11 miles from Taiping. Father’s business trade in bicycles & part sundry provisions.

In Port Weld I had two years of Chinese/Mandarin education. It was a small wooden school & a young couple were my teachers. I learned my arithmetics & reading well.

When father made & saved enough money, he decided to move & seek greater fortune in Taiping, then the old capital of Perak State.

163 Kota Road, Taiping . . . Father’s bicycle shop where our family shared one big room & sleeping on the plank floor.

To cut the story short, upon advice by a distant uncle, I was sent to an English school – St. George’s Institution. Initially, I struggled with learning English especially with proper pronouncement of English words particularly “crocodile” . . . just couldn’t manage the “r” sound and my poor palms, both right & left, bore me much pain from the teacher’s cane.

All that punishment fortunately turmed out for the better; for determined as I was to make good, I began to excel in public speaking taking part in school debates & elocution contests, & winning parts in school plays.

When I graduated from High School in 1957, I had a tempory teaching job in Bagan Serai, where two of my best students Hor Thean Chan & Saw Cheng Suan  later came to be taught by me again in the Sixth Form in Anderderson School, Ipoh.

I was selected on the government scholarship for teacher training in Kirkby College, Liverpool, England (1959/60). My two years in College saw me travelling a great deal . . . travelling took me from John-O-Croaks to LandsEnd, Scotland, Ireland, & 14 or more European countries, except those which were then under communists’ rule.

During my second College year, I fell in love with the sweetest girl I ever met whom I later married in 1965. She happened to be from my own hometown Taiping.

We shall fast-forward to cut my story short . . .
taught in Hamzah English School. Machang, Kelantan (1961 – 1963)
University of Malaya, Pantai Hills, Kuala Lumpur (1963/66)
Sr. Geography Master in Anderson School, Ipoh (1966-1970)
American International Assurance (1970 – 1972)
Malaysian American Assurance Bhd, (1972 – 1979)
Self Employed Real Estate business (1980 – 1982)

A completely new life engulfed us when we took the step to migrate to Perth, Australia. We didn’t like the idea of our three kids to be educated in the Malay language in Malaysia, and for want of a better future ahead, we headed our way “Down Under”.

No regrets whatsoever, though we had to make tremendous sacrifices coming to Australia. My Homeless Realty business was prospering then before we took the plunge across thousand of miles in search of a better education & social justice. Our daughter Agnes is a PhD holder working at Murdoch University, David our elder son is a medical specialist doctor (Anaesthetist) in Queen Elizabeth 2 Hospital, Hong Kong, and last but not least, our second son Andrew is a civil engineer with a double honours degree in computer science. They are all married and we have 5 grandchildren. Our eldest grandson is presently pursuing his HSC Level in Warwick, England.

For my part, I have been in the real estate business, a delicatessen shop, a short spell as a pastor after graduating from Western Australia Bible College with a postgraduate diploma in Christian Ministry.

I am a “million” blogger at https://paulchong.net with a million hits over. I am also a writer, both prose & poetry with two manuscripts awaiting imminent publication. They are entitled: “Be A Star . . . Forget The Scar” and “Swap Work . . . Play Golf”.

We have travelled a fair bit on land seas in two cruises covering Singapore/Langkawi/Phuket & New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, China, East Coast of US & California as well and Canada. As mentioned, in our student days we covered United Kingdom and a greater part of the European continent.

Now, as octogenarians we live contented & happy in Perth Hills (Lesmurdie) with sweeping views of the valley & Perth City. The Lesmurdie Falls National Park is right at our doorstep beckoning us daily for morning walk for health & simple pleasure of life . . . watching glorious sunset during this twilight year of our lives.

Tallest Men in the World

Paul Chong
Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Biblically, giants did exist upon the earth, as evidensed by the well known story of David & Golliath. Refer also Genesis 6:4 (NIV) & Numbers 13:32-33.

They were mostly great fighters & heroes in the days of old.

In medical history the tallest man is Robert Pershing Wadlow (USA) (born 6:30 a.m. at Alton, Illinois, USA on 22 February 1918), for whom there is irrefutable evidence who when last measured on 27 June 1940, was found to be 2.72 m (8 ft 11.1 in) tall. That’s almost 9 ft. Imagine that!

Nearer this DNA age, they have such clubs like 7- Ft Club for such giants to gather together in London
Sultan Kösen: Tallest living man, born in Turkey on 10 December 1982, became in 2009 the first man over 8 ft to be measured by Guinness World Records for more than 20 years.

What’s it like living the “high life” with the general public looking up to you, admiring you out of curiosity, asking you endless searching questions, wearing shoes size 19 or so, seeing you whopping down enormous amount of food daily & consuming 8,000 calories or more.

. Only three in every million people fit into the exclusive group, and do so by breaking the seven foot barrier, with everything that comes with it. The larger than life characters are stared-at whenever they leave the home, and walking with a trail of spectators.

Asia has a fair share of super human beings. We are probably more familiar with China’s retired

Yao Ming Images

Yao Ming (姚明); born September 12, 1980) is a Chinese retired professional basketball player who played for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). At 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in) tall, he is the only player from outside of the United States to lead the NBA in All-Star votes. Retired & married,

Yao, one of China’s best known athletes, now devotes time to promoting basketball in China. In April 2016, Yao was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, alongside Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson.[5]
In February 2017, Yao was unanimously elected as chairman of Chinese Basketball Association.

Xishun Bao (also known as Xi Shun; born 2 November 1951) is a herdsman from Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China, recognized by Guinness World Records as one of the world’s tallest living men. He was formerly certified as the tallest living man by the Guinness World Records, measuring 3.361 m (7 ft 8.95 in.).

Video 1: https://youtu.be/NcuRuM9R16k
Xishun Bao on his Mongolian wedding day. Wife only 5’ 6” & also half his age

Video 2: https://youtu.be/uTrRM9C6K20
Guinness World Records – Xishun as the world’s current tallest man, measured 2.361 m (7 ft 8.95 in)

At Calvary

At Calvary
Paul Chong          Monday, 7 January 2019

Not the real cross as at Calvary

“ In this was manifested the love of God towards us, because God sent His only begotten Soninto the world, that we might live through Him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Sonto be the propitiation for our sins.” –
1 John 4:9-10

Crucifixion’s for cleansingb and purification
There is no mystery at Calvary
Our Lorfd’s blood was shed for salvation
That we may inherit God’s Kingdom in all eternity.

Jesus’ condescension at Calvary is meaningful
It depicts God’s great love for His children
To conquer evil, bring redemption to the sinful
That we must remember as a great emblem.

The Lord’s incarnation sets to magnify
Out of human confusion and misunderstanding
Of the Lord’s glorification and signify
His coming again at the ending.

Originally Penned
Saturday, 6 July 1991
4.37 am

A Sweetheart Pair of Dogs: A True Story

Paul Chong        Monday, 7 January 2019

The word “dog” is “God” spelt backwards. I guess it’s all the question of love thyat draws out the similarity. Their love is unconditional, for all times dependable, faithful & true under every conceivable circumstance.

Dogs are man’s best friends for very good reasons. We can learn much from a dog’s behavior, personality, demeanor, resiliency, and most of all their willingness to provide their family members with unconditional love, loyalty, and companionship down to their very last breath.

We have heard of many stories concerning dogs’ unfailing love & loyalty to their masters, dependable farm workers & doing rescue work, as blind men’s guides & faithfulness until death. But would dogs exhibit the same among their own kind.

There’s a true story told about a pair of sweetheart dogs found & rescued by people in a near life and death situation on the railway tracks . . . a true case of bravery & undying love.

A dog refused to leave his injured friend’s side not even as the train approaches. The injured dog had likely been hit by a train. She was too hurt to walk or even move. Fortunately, she had a very brave friend protecting her.

On the freezing tracks, he used his body to keep her warm, he brought her food & shielded her from oncoming trains.

He lies down beside her . . . when the dog hears a train coming . . . pushes her head down and keeps both very still as the train passes.

For two days he kept her alive. A train conductor later alerted the locals. Howver, the protective dog didn’t allow anyone to come close making the rescue tricky.

But when the animal shelter rescuers arrive they managed to rescue both the sweetheart dogs, and it didn’t take long before both were adopted into a permanent home. Today both are named as Panda & Lucy.

A Heart-Warming Gathering Between Teacher & Students

A joyful occasion for all. Still keeping in touch after more than 5 decades ago, even among themselves. Among them Puan Sri, Datos & other distinguished personnel. They are the HSC Batch 1966/67 Anderson School Ipoh, all now retired successfully. All still looking young & energetic, fit & healthy. For the teacher (i.e.myself) a memorable lifetime event! A billion thanks to the class organiser Johan Yeong.

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US Vs China – Tall Poppy Syndrome

Paul Chong           Friday, 4 January 2019


President Donald trump and President Xi Jinping

There’s a saying that you can’t tear a person down to build yourself up. It’s called “Tall Poppy Syndrome” – a perceived tendency to discredit or disparage & criticise those who have achieved notable wealth or prominence in public life. The tall poppy syndrome describes aspects of a culture where people of high status are resented, attacked, cut down, strung up or criticised because they have been classified as superior to their peers. This is what United States of America is attempting & doing to China.

In the animal kingdom, large animals when hungry always hunt & prey on the lesser animals. Once their hunger is satisfied they are usually at peace with themselves & others appearing to be harmless. It is known that an injured & hungry tiger or lion is most ferocious than ever.

Man can also behave like animal once he’s desperate, losing all his senses of reasoning, judgement and rationalisation. There’s a solution to every problem. Dispute, argument or conflict is best solved through dialogue instead of venting aggression or going to war. War never solve any problem . . . it only worsens the situation generating suffering & misery for the victims.

Let’s make each other great. China is offering utmost co-operation with economic schemes on a win-win basis. China does not go around bombing other countries to submission, or to destabilise & intrude upon other sovereignties.

Extend goodwill & diplomacy to bring about shared prosperity, peace & harmony. The present world is in shambles as it is. Why can’t wisdom & goodwill prevail?

This Chinese-Australian professor has a funny but true explanation about the Chinese people. Why do Chinese people work so hard to succeed in life? The simple plain truth about the Chinese is that they don’t go about bombing, terrorising others and causing religious hatred. We live peacefully with everyone on Earth.

Let’s share the glory, wealth & prosperity, peace & harmony. In expanding the economic cake, there’ll be more to go around. Let there be no more wars or even trade wars or tariffs (sanctions). Together we shall prevail, asunder we would be assailed.

Contacts World Apart From Connection

Paul Chong     Friday, 4 January 2019

People Connectivity. Vector Graphic

Modern technology with email, WhatsApp, Skype, Massenger, Smartphone etc has made contact with loved ones, relatives & friends so very instant, convenient, free & easy. However, speaking from personal experience, I find to my dismay that most people simply don’t connect, bother to respond or reciprocate. Frequent exchanges of massages, information or even jokes are the avenues of staying in touch & be connected. Some people just love to be on the receiving end but uninitiated or not courteous enough to respond. People just don’t connect, too busy, ill-mannered or what.

We are constantly running around, too busy for others. We stop communicating with one another. Having a whole lots of names in our contact list without connection is absolutely of no value.

To best illustrate the difference between contact & connection, let me share this interview between an American journalist & the Buddhist monk . . .
Journalist – “Sir , in your last lecture, you told us about Jogajog ( contact ) & Sanjog (connection ). It’s really confusing. Can you explain?”

The Monk smiled and apparently deviating from the question asked the journalist: “Are you from New York?”
Journalist – “Yes…”
Monk – “Who are there at home?”
The Journalist felt that the Monk was trying to avoid answering his question since this was a very personal and unwarranted question. Yet the journalist said: “Mother has expired. Father is there. Three brothers and one sister. All married…”
The Monk, with a smile on his face, asked again: – “Do you talk to your father?”
The journalist looked visibly annoyed…
The Monk – “When did you talk to him last?”
The journalist, suppressing his annoyance said: “May be a month ago.”
The Monk: “Do your brothers and sisters meet often ? When did you meet last as a family gathering?”

At this point, sweat on the forehead of the journalist. You may wonder who was conducting the interview, the Monk or the Journalist. It seemed that the Monk was interviewing the Journalist.

With a sigh , the Journalist said: “We met last at Christmas two years ago.”
The Monk: ” How many days did you all stay together ?”

The Journalist ( wiping the sweat on his brow) said : “Three days…”
Monk: “How much time did you spend with your Father, sitting right beside him ?”
The journalist was looking perplexed and embarrassed and scribbling something on a paper…
The Monk: “Did you have breakfast, lunch or dinner together? Did you ask how he was? Did you ask how his days are passing after your mother’s death?”
Drops of tears were coming out from the eyes of the journalist.

The Monk held the hand of the journalist and said: “Don’t be embarrassed, upset or sad. I am sorry if I have hurt you unknowingly…
But this is basically the answer to your question about contact and connection ( jogajog and Sanjog)”. You have ‘contact’ with your father but you don’t have ‘connection’ with him. You are not connected to him. Connection is between heart and heart… sitting together , sharing meals and caring for each other ; touching , shaking hands, having eye contact, spending some time together…Your brothers and sisters have ‘contact’ but you have no ‘connection’ with each other….”

The journalist wiped his eyes and said : “Thanks for teaching me a fine and unforgettable lesson”

This is the reality today.
Whether at home or in the society everybody has lots of contacts but there is no connection. No communication… . Everybody is in his or her own world.

Let us not maintain just “contacts” but let us remain “connected”; caring, sharing and spending time with all our dear ones.