Saturday, 7 July 2018

The Kingdom of God is near!

It was an early start this morning. Pick up was at 8:00 so we had to be up and ready. After our traditional coffee at Bo's Coffee and another defeat: Andreas clearly lost to Jonkris this time at arm wrestling,  we made our way to the location of our Revival Generation youth conference. We started again on filipino time and after a time of worship, I shared a message on the Kingdom of God and how Jesus preached the good news of the Kingdom and demonstrated the reality of God's Kingdom with His life and with signs, wonders and miracles. The group was very mixed and seemed predominantly very young kids so I adapted the message for a younger age group and we had a lot of fun. After lunch, KLB's youth pastor, Aaron got us all to do some fun actions to overcome the post-lunch-tiredness, after which Andreas shared his powerful testimony. I then continued speaking about the reality of the Kingdom and the need to be born again and filled with the Holy Spirit. I then invited the young people to come forward to be prayed for to be filled with the Holy Spirit and almost all the kids came forward. Frances, Katrin, Andreas and I then began to minister to the group  and were supported by the KLB team.

As we began to pray for these precious young people, God began to pour out His Spirit and many began to be deeply moved by the Father's love and presence. Some fell over under God's power, some wept, and some simply received quietly. We continued ministering to the kids over an extended time as God's presence thickened. Many times I was overwhelmed by the Father's compassion flowing through me and filling the hearts of the people. It was very precious indeed. We then invited people to come forward who needed healing as we sensed God's power present to heal. As we prayed we all sensed the power and authority of God being released as we prayed and commanded healing into people's bodies. As we gathered around one girl in particular, the lump on her neck began to shrink while we layed hands on her in the name of Jesus. She was visibly touched as she realised that God was healing her and loved her. It was a very powerful afternoon indeed and after we had finished praying for many, we had a time for people to share testimonies of what God had done for them today. The young people are very shy but a few brave kids came forward and testified to experiencing God like they have never experienced Him before and others testified about God healing them during the ministry time. Hallelujah!

It was a wonderful conference and everyone was filled with joy. Here is a picture of some of the KLB team and the KLF team together:

"From that time on Jesus began to preach, 'Repent for the Kingdom of God is near." Matthew 4:17

"Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness among the people." Matthew 4:23

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