Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 40 | 3 Oct 2021 Lord's Day


ANNOUNCER: Elder Ridwan Dinata
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 56
Responsive Reading:
6. Psalm 15 (6. 诗篇 15)
Prayer by Elder Ridwan Dinata
Scripture Reading:
Revelation 13:1-6, 11-14
(启示录 13:1-6, 11-14)
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Let us Love one another
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
The power of the beasts
Hymn 393
Offering Prayer by Elder Ridwan Dinata
Offering Song
Lead me to the cross

( Sharon Praise)
*Hymn 6
*Benediction by Pastor Samuel Kim

*Congregation Standing


  • Let us continue to pray for the growth of our church and for the work of evangelism.
  • Let us continue to pray for God’s protection of all nations in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic situation and for the situation to improve and be well-managed.
  • Please refer to the following for our online service times and locations:

    • Wed service @ 7:40pm – *On YouTube
    • Saturday Dawn prayer service @ 6am – Special study series *On Zoom
    • Lord’s Day service @ 10:45am – *On YouTube
    • Lord’s Day bible study @ 4pm – *On Zoom

    *YouTube link: http://live.zionchurch.sg
    *Zoom link: http://zoom.zionchurch.sg

  • Zion Church, let us give thanks to God our Father as today marks 2 years in this new building since the Dedication Service. Let us praise Him for the blessings and gifts He has given us and look forward to the glory He will reveal through Zion Church! The church also gives special thanks to all congregation members for your faithfulness to God and dedicated service for the church.
  • There will be session meeting right after the Lord’s day service today. This is in preparation for the upcoming AGM in Nov.
  • There will be a departmental leaders and cell group leaders’ meeting on 10 Oct, next Lord’s day via Zoom after the Bible study.
  • Our 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on 7 Nov, Lord’s day at 4pm via Zoom. There will be no Bible study on that day. Please pray for Father’s will and guidance for 2022 as we prepare and pray for our AGM and 2022.
  • Book 6 of the History of Redemption Series: “The Eternal High Priest of the Covenantal Oath” are available at our bookstore for purchase at S$25. Please purchase your copies with E. Joyce.
  • As part of our missions work to proclaim God’s Word and to support the publication of the 6th book in the series, “The Eternal High Priest of the Covenantal Oath,” Zion Church will be doing a BOOK DRIVE .

    Your missions offering given for BOOK DRIVE will be used to purchase History of Redemption Series books and Bibles (where needed) to be sent to schools, institutions, and individuals who otherwise cannot buy them to read.

    You may participate by indicating “book drive” on the offering envelopes or sending direct bank transfers to:
    HORA Ministries – DBS Bank Account 072-037508-4.
    Account Type: Corporate Multi Currency Account.


Wednesday 6 Oct: Elder Ridwan Dinata

Lord’s Day 10 Oct: Elder Steve Yoon


Via Internet Banking

You can give an offering electronically by transferring to the following account:

1. For regular, tithes, thanksgiving, special, and missions offerings ONLY
Account#: 621835867001
PayNow UEN#: T00SS0141D

NOTE: Please specify Name, Purpose and Date (ddmmmyy) of the offering in the MEMO or Bill Reference Number section. See Example 1.

2. For Building Offerings ONLY
Account#: 047-903777-2

NOTE: Please specify Name, Purpose and Date (ddmmmyy) of the offering in the MEMO or Bill Reference Number section. See Example 2.

Use the following acronyms to indicate Purpose (offering type):

  • RO = Regular Offering
  • TH = Tithes
  • TG = Thanksgiving
  • SP = Special Offering
  • MO = Missions Offering
  • BO = Building Offering

Example 1:
JohnDoe TH 05APR20
SamMiller TG 05Mar20
JaneSmith RO 03May20

Example 2:
JohnDoe BO 05APR20

By Mail

You may mail your offering cheques to Zion Church to below address:
“Finance Department”.
2 Gambas Crescent, Nordcom 2 Tower 2 #10-13. Siangapore 757044.


You may transfer via ATM:
Please inform any Finance Team member if want your offering to be recorded.

  • Eldress May Ling
  • Deaconess Leh Tieng
  • Elder Steve
  • Living Manna

    Sermon Summary
    The History of the Red Dragon

    Scripture: Revelation 12:1-5

    We can see in Revelation 12:7 that the red dragon is a spiritual being. It was defeated by archangel Michael and thrown down to the earth, and this earth is referring to the physical realm (Revelation 12:13). He then persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child; the woman is referring to the church.

    Because of Christ Jesus, we who are from the physical realm are entering into the spiritual realm. In Revelation 12:16-17, the dragon poured out water just like God poured out water through His temple. In the spiritual realm, it is important to distinguish the source of the water and the holy spirit will help us to be on the right side.

    Revelation 12:17 and 13:11 speaks about the beast from the sea and the land and it works with the authority from the dragon. Outwardly it had the appearance of the lamb but it spoke like the dragon (Revelation 16:13).

    1. Identity of the red dragon

    It is the serpent of old, the devil and Satan (Revelation 20:2).
    (i) Ten horns (Revelation 12:8-14)
    The ten horns represent the 10 kings who are ruled over by the dragon. 10 represent the number of completion and this represents the kings of the nations throughout history. It is referring to the influence that rules over the whole world. In Revelation 13, it says people start to like the message that the beast is sharing and eventually worshipping the red dragon (Revelation 12:13, 13:1, 11)

    (ii) His tail swept away a third of the stars and threw them to the earth (Revelation 12:4)
    The tail represents the prophets who teach falsehood and lie. The stars are the prophets, teachers and even believers in the heavenly realm (Isaiah 9:15). It says a third of them will be dragged down by the tail, the false teaching to the earth (Revelation 12:12, Isaiah 9:15, Daniel 8:9-10, Revelation 9:10, Revelation 21:8).

    In John 8:44, Jesus scolded the religious leaders that they are the children of the devil himself (Revelation 22:15, Psalm 58:4). The identity of the dragon – it is a liar, it is there from the beginning, thrown down from heaven and it is trying to drag us down too.

    2. Dragon’s work

    The red dragon is none other than satan himself, who appeared in every part of the Bible and redemptive history, trying to devour the people of God.

    (i) It stands up against God and His work
    The red dragon appeared in the form of a serpent in the Garden of Eden. There he deceived mankind and caused the fall. As a result, according to Genesis 3:15, the seed of the woman, Jesus Christ, will crush the head of the serpent. That is why it wanted to destroy the seed of the woman (1 Chronicles 21:1, 1 Peter 5:8).

    (ii) It slanders the Word of God
    When the serpent came to the woman, it took and twisted the Word of God and caused animosity between God and His people (Genesis 3:1-6, Psalm 140:11, Romans 1:30).

    (iii) It accuses and destroys God’s people
    In Job 1:9, God was boasting about Job, and the serpent came and accused him. We sin and satan take that small thing and accuse us until we are destroyed. We need to be thankful for the cross and the holy spirit who prays and groans over us. We have the layer of protection by the blood of Jesus (1 Corinthians 10:9, 2 Corinthians 11:3).

    3. History of the red dragon’s work

    It begins from before the beginning in the heavenly realm.

    (i) During the time of Adam, we see the red dragon and the seed of the woman. The serpent (dragon), its purpose is to destroy the seed and God’s redemptive work is to preserve the seed, even today.

    During the time of Noah, through the flood, God preserved his seed, Noah and his family (Genesis 6). However, even after the flood, satan came into Ham.

    From the time of the patriarch from Abraham to Jacob, Sarah, Rebekah and Rachel were barren, unable to carry the seed. Abraham and Sarah had Ishmael the wrong seed, not according to God’s promise but according to their thoughts. Through this, God proves that it is not the physical seed but the blessing of the spiritual seed that will continue the lineage to the Messiah.

    (ii) The slavery in Egypt and the wilderness
    What the dragon wants is to kill all the seeds of God. Pharaoh tried to annihilate all the seeds of God, to prevent Messiah from being born. By God’s grace, the people of God and Moses was saved. Then came Exodus and wilderness.

    Two main weapons of the dragon are idolatry and sexual immorality. The Israelites worshipped golden calf in the wilderness and had sexual immorality with the Moabites. That is how satan works in our lives today. He tries to destroy us first then he tries to tempt us to distance ourselves from our life of faith.

    (iii) Time of the judges and the king
    Satan caused the Israelites to forget. God wanted to be the king of His people and lead his people to Canaan so they could establish His kingdom. As soon as they arrived, they wanted a physical king. The dragon makes them forget about God, and look at the physical things. The Israelites started to forget the importance of God in history and what He did.

    Saul was supposed to be the mediating king so he can lead people of God according to God’s way (1 Samuel 19:9). But King Saul lost the spirit of God and received the evil spirit. Athaliah, brought all the idols from foreign nations and forced these people to worship idols. And killed anyone who possibly had the seed in the royal lineage so she could rule. But God’s work is to preserve that seed (2 kings 8:26, 2 Chronicles 21:6, 22:2, 2 kings 11:1-3, 1 Chronicles 23:12-15, 2 kings 16:1-20).

    Therefore, it is only by the grace of God that the seed, covenant and word of God are preserved in our hearts today (Isaiah 7:3-9). According to Isaiah 6:13, the holy seed is the stump. God preserved the holy seed. God prophesied through Isaiah, that in the end there will be very few remaining in the end. May we be the ones who remained till the end.

    (iv) Birth of Jesus
    God prophesied through Micah that Jesus would be born in Jerusalem and all aspects were working against the birth of Jesus. All the kings, priests and High Priest, had been corrupted spiritually and physically. In the midst of that Jesus was to be born.

    Jesus was born and Herod wanted to kill him. After He came, through the religious leaders, satan tried to kill Him again. Eventually through Judas Iscariot, finally satan was successful (John 6:70-71, 13:26-27).

    As Judas sold Jesus and Jesus was crucified, it was the victory for the dragon. However, the seed was already spreading out. The spirit of God, Jesus resurrected and spread throughout the world.


    The red dragon continues to work hard to devour God’s people. It is fierce warfare that is happening right now. The authority and power of the red dragon are increasing, so how do we overcome it? The only way is the Word of God. Our only hiding place and saviour is our God and His word. Spiritually we need to eat the Word of God (Psalm 32:7, 119:114. Proverb 18:10, Isaiah 26:20). May we find that hiding place in the Word of God under the wings of our Lord Jesus Christ.


    Pastor Samuel Kim

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