Saturday 1 September 2018

Faith that Proclaims (the Whole Counsel of God)

Preface for Day 26 – 30: Harvest and the Word

The Lord of the harvest is building His Bride who will take root in the Word of God

1.  Focusing on West Coast  (Selangor & Federal Territories)

Selangor: 5,041,321 (Malay:  55.8%; Chinese: 28.6%; Indian: 13.6%; Others: 2%.  Selangor is the most developed and populated state in Malaysia.  The sub-districts (mukim) in Petaling, which include Bandar Petaling Jaya, Damansara, Petaling, and Sungai Buloh, has a population of 1.66 million people.  It is the most urbanized and commercial city in Malaysia, Shah Alam, the state capital of Selangor, a well-planned modern Islamic city, is located here.

Gombak which is located in the north of Kuala Lumpur is the home to an aboriginal Orang Asli settlement and Batu Caves, a popular tourist attraction during Thaipusam, is the temple cave.  It has erected an enormous golden statue of Muruga, to whom the cave is dedicated to the deities.

Federal Territories (Wilayah Persekutuan):  Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Labuan are the three territories governed by the Federal Government of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is the national capital of Malaysia, Putrajaya is the administrative capital and Labuan is an offshore international financial centre.  The population of Kuala Lumpur is 1.674,621, comprising of 44.7% of Malay, 43% of Chinese, 10.3% of Indians, and 2% of others.

It was established in 1857 and began as a trading post of the tin industry, during which the Chinese miners and traders made up most of the major population, governed by a Kapitan China, Kapitan Yap Ah Loy was the contributor for the KL’s early growth.  In 1896, KL became the capital of Federated Malay States, and the multiracial population began to settle here till today.  On 31 August 1957, Tunku Abdul Rahman declared Malaya as an independent country in Dataran Merdeka, KL.  The darkest hour came on 13 May 1969, when race riots – mainly between Malays and Chinese, claimed hundreds of lives.  In 1974, KL became a Federal Territory.  In 1999, Putrajaya became the new administrative capital, but KL remains as the country’s financial and commercial center.

2.    Focusing on Prayer Altar Covenant to know God.

       A covenant made is a sacred agreement between God and you to fulfil His Plan.  To what
       extent will you offer your time and commitment to know God better through the Bible
       Reading Challenge?

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