Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Draw near to God & He will draw near to you ....

What happens when people are hungry and thirsty for God? YES - God shows up to feed His hungry and quench the thirst children! This is what happen in my first "mission trip" under SKM to Medan!!! Praise the Lord!

Just got back from 6day trip to Medan with 4 other anointed servant of God. Awesome experience, exposure and huge learning opportunity on God, His Word and the Holy Spirit! :0 And I thank God for this opportunity that was give to me by my pastor.

We spent 5 solid days with Mu-En Methodist church in Medan. It is relatively a new church, set up right after tsunami hit their hometown in Acheh, approximately 100 members. Like tsunami, the church has gone thru winds of change ... and this wind is the wind of the Holy Spirit that is blowing in the lives of these hungry and thirsty people .....

Our mission therefore was just to be the vessel for the Holy Spirit to move and work - and I so touched that Jesus came, lived, died and was resurrected on the 3rd day to save me from my sins and damnation of sins --- to give me LIFE, and LIFE abundantly --- and hence, out of this LIFE .... He consider me worthy to be His vessel to allow His LIFE flow in and thru me ....

Typical itinerary : morning - prayer : we gather, ask the Holy Spirit to show us what He wants to do ... and we wait upon Him. Awesome! Some of us receive word ... vision .... scripture ... and when we put them together .... the puzzle fits perfectly ... there was a session to pray for the baptism of the Holy Spirit - God just shows up and move ..... :0 ... in another session, one of our team member had a vision of Jesus walking to each of us individually with His hands doing the heart shape sign, placing it in individual heart ... followed by a flying kiss on each individual - the meaning : Jesus is in our mist, placing His love in our heart and out of it will flow words of LIFE and His love to share with people around us.

Afternoon : individual healing & deliverance session (pre arranged to meet with one of the pastors. I am the student here). This is really a huge new exposure to me ... there is so much to learn ... Pastor June shares two foundation here : a) faith - all that we do is an act of FAITH. We must have faith in God and in what we are doing .. that God will work in and thru .... our role is just His instrument. The final healing, deliverance and restoration is His part. b) my salvation- this is the foundation of what I do and why I do it .... it is the power and meaning of the Cross in my life

I must add a few more points from my observation : a) Each case is different. So, we cannot have a fix method that it has to be done or expressed a certain way b) Humility - we have to consciously remind ourselves that it is not us or our power or our intelligence that had set the people free but it is Holy Spirit thru us. Never ever rob God of His glory c) Not only sensitivity to Holy Spirit but also discernment.

Many lives were set free from the powers of darkness as black magic is very much embedded in their lifestyle and culture.

Night : full blast session of being in the presence of God - in worship, listening to His Word, prayer, prophetic prayer act ..... and allowing Holy Spirit a free hand to move and touch our lives. The anointing was so strong that many were weeping in worship, some received the baptism of the Holy Spirit ....

The main word that impacted the entire meeting was James 4 : 6 - 8
"But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded."
When we humble ourselves before God (acknowledging that He is God, we repent of our arrogance thinking highly of ourselves, we always want to be god or like god ... controlling and running our lives ad the lives of others around us), God will give us His grace and draw us to Him as we draw near to Him. As for the enemy ... we just need to believe by faith that when we resist him, he will flee from us!

God brought us to Mu-En to pass the fire and passion of intercession .... so that out of them .. God will raise intercessors and watchman for Mu-En, Medan and Indonesia! And I recalled .... a few years back (31 Aug 2005) .... Indonesia church from Batam came to JB and did the same thing to CCC JB and the fire of intercession was lighted up in me .... now is my turn to pass the light to others ... :0 ..

All glory to Him, my God, Master and Savior!!!!

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