“THE PASTOR’S DESK – APRIL 2016”

GOOD Friday is a time to reflect on what our Lord and our King, Jesus Christ had been through to redeem our souls (Isaiah 53 v 5). He took the punishment and you and me deserved.

As Cornerstone Assembly of God family Church, we stand in awe of what God is doing. The Passover Weekend was dynamic which culminated on Friday when we were reminded of Jesus Seven Sayings on the cross. Our hearst were enlightened. What a blessed weekend. This was followed by the revival on Saturday and then Resurrection Service on Sunday. He is alive forevermore.

The recent crusade held in Walmer was also an eye-opener and proved that God’s voice is always audible to those willing to obey.

The theme of the crusade was taken from (Amos 4: 12) “Prepare to meet your God” and indeed He never disappoint.

The atmosphere was perfect, the scenery with its white tent and blaring music were reason enough for residents to know that a Godly encounter was happening in the neighbourhood of Walmer township and Walmer Link.

The week long event started on February 22 and ended on February 27. What an awesome encounter.

Pastor T Mvinjelwa of Assembly of God, Umlazi, Durban- preached the word of God. Many lives were touched and changed through out the week.

The most divine miracle to happen is to witness individuals accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.

Indeed the Crusade presented us with such an opportunity. We saw men and woman confessing Christ as their personal saviour.

What a humbling experience and we were filled with unspeakable joy as others recommitted their lives to the King of Kings

This was in-line with this year’s theme “Spare not.”

For the first time, in the history this church- we took a step of Faith to delve into the uncharted waters.

One must admit to plan and orgnaise an event of this calibre was a mammoth task but God remained true and Faithful tll the end

On hind sight the crusade also presented an opportunity to work together hence the success. (Genesis 11 v 6 The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them)

I recall the testimony of a sister on the last day of the crusade. People were given the opportunity to testify about the goodness of God into their lives

I vividly remember seeing this sister walking up to the stage unaided and picked up a microphone saying this “For months, I have been living and struggled with an excruciating pain in one of her legs,” she said

She added: “After much inner debate I decided to attend the crusade. I later realised that my discomfort in the lower body had disappeared. This happened while I was standing in the tent. Nobody touched me or physically prayed for me. The pain was gone,” she said.

Testimonies like these are encouraging and proves that God is at work.

We receive testimonies from brethren from who recently got employed while others promoted to better position just as Pst Mvinjelwa prophesied at the meeting.

Events like these are always people centred and because Christ want all man to be saved-our mandate is to take the gospel where His people are really in need of the truth.

The tent was erected at a soccer ground where animals often feed and excrete however the presence and the power of God was present after all He was born in a manger.

When we looked back, we feel humble. God came through and miraculously changed the lives of His children who had become born again in the Kingdom of heaven

What is also significant about Walmer Crusade is the fact that we have established fellowship with some of the brethren who have becom part of this family. This is remarkakble

Mathews 20 v 19 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

It was laid so heavily in the hearts of our leaders towards the end of last year that 2016 be a year of going out and Evangelise.
This is the first step in the right direction and we pray to God to help us to sustain this relationship.

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