A year for Gisborne Church to live hard, preach hard, serve hard, die to ourselves, love Jesus and bring Glory to his Wonderful name.
After a 4 week break over Christmas and New Years, AHKC Gisborne were straight back into the swing of things and full steam ahead in mid January.
In February AHKC Gisborne deployed two groups of Gospel Force soldiers to Open Air preach in Wairoa which is an hours drive South of Gisborne. We travelled down to blitz Wairoa with the Love of Jesus. What an amazing way to stick it to the devil and bring in the New Year, it also greatly provoked our disciples to rise up to each ones Mighty Call.
In Wairoa we saw the cry of God’s Heart and the cry of the lost people who don’t know Jesus or have not seen it walked out.
In Gisborne, Wairoa, and all over New Zealand, it is the same. Real people, real lives - perishing, oppressed, bound by the devil, having no purpose and needing the Love of God to come transform lives.
Whether people recognize it or not we “The people” need Jesus, we need a Saviour, we need God!
“ Save the Planet, Save the Whales, Save the Rainforest, Global warming…”
What about “Save the lost people that walk our streets, neighbourhoods and work places!”
Mankind have an eternal spirit, we are made in the image of God. We will go to one of 2 places when we die or Jesus returns - “Heaven or eternal damnation in Hell”. Mankind needs a Savior and His name is Jesus, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords
The two teams did two strikes in Wairoa and went with a few things in mind. To unleash the Holy Ghost, break fear off our lives and shine bright for Jesus. We are the hands and feet of God and have a message to tell the World. Jesus needs laborers, believers, disciples, lovers of God to go preach the Gospel
Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!”
AHKC Gisborne continues to preach the uncompromised Word of God faithfully every week, we train and equip ordinary men and women to live the extraordinary through Christ. Mighty vessels of God, fit for the Master’s use, using the Precious Word of God.
We will see the Kingdom of God come - starting with our home and city Sunny Gisborne and the surrounding areas, we will see them won for Jesus.
God continues to move Powerfully in our area touching and transforming lives, exposing the lies of the demon and delivering people from bondages. We have the Victory in Jesus name Woooohoooo!!
It’s testimony time.
No one can deny the Goodness of God towards His people…
“One of our young disciples prayed for healing on her unsaved dad. He had a headache, she prayed and he was instantly healed in Jesus name!”
“One of Gisborne’s disciples lost $50 while shopping one day, she committed it to the Lord praised Jesus and carried on and forgot about it. 3 weeks later she received $100 in an envelope”
“Another disciple has her household hot water run on a gas bottle. One gas bottle usually lasts 3 months maximum for her household. Closing in on 3 months she ordered a replacement to swap over when it ran out. We are now closing in on 7 months and it is still the same gas bottle! She has checked it twice and both times when she rocks it once it is light, then she rocks it a second time and it is full” C’mon Jesus!
“While Open air preaching in Wairoa, a disciple from Gisborne had a random local guy ride past and say “your Reg’s son”. Which in actual fact was the open air preacher’s grandfather! While Reg was alive he was well known in the Wairoa community for Loving Jesus and preaching the Gospel to that town, just as his father Wiremu Paul, had done while he was alive. Though never having seen each other before, (the open air preacher and the guy on bike), clearly this guy recognized something familiar. The Great Holy Ghost and the same Gospel! This is now the 5th generation from that Whanau running hot for Jesus” Freedom of the Gospel!
“Another disciple’s fuel was low after running around town doing business. She had used the fuel that was meant to last a week in 2 days and had 5 days left till the next top up. Parked the car up and the next morning jumped in turned the car on and there was half a tank of petrol”. Go the Supernatural petrol J Jesus Reigns
“3 Disciples transferring to Gisborne Church from Auckland.
Previously moving from Te Puke to Auckland 2 years earlier (which is a 2 hour 30 minute drive) - Cost them $3000 for: hiring moving trucks, petrol and house bond.
Moving from Auckland to Gisborne is a 7 hour trip. Firstly they were able to borrow a work truck to move their household goods, so they only had to pay for the mileage from Auckland to Gisborne and back which came to $60, and to take it back with a full tank. Petrol down and back, plus mileage, came to a total of $224.
They were blessed with $200 by some disciples who knew nothing of their expenses J,so to move the bulk of their furniture from Auckland to Gisborne via a 7 hour trip, came to a Grand total of only $24!!!”
“One of our disciples recently got a job working in the lettuce fields. One of his work mates was moaning and complaining about having a sore back. It was giving him so much grief that he had people stand on his back to try click it back in place. The disciple, who is known in the work place as one who Loves Jesus, saw his work mate in pain and prayed in his mind “Be healed in Jesus Name”. He then asked his work mate “can I pray for you?” The work mate said “You have already prayed haven’t you, because my back is 100% healed. All pain is gone!”
It was then time for lunch break and the man who was just healed was raving on about his healing to a group of 10 people. Another work mate came and was complaining to the guy who just got healed about his back pain. And the guy said “Go see that guy, he prayed and I’m healed now!” He went over to the disciple who rebuked the devil and the next man was instantly healed as well” Glory to God!
“Bonus buys for one disciple. One faithful disciple felt to bless and help out a sister in need with $50. Stepping out in faith she trusted in God to come through. Her weekly shopping normally comes to a total of $150. Only having now $105 to spend she went in and everything she normally buys had been dramatically slashed in price. Same fresh produce, at a fraction of the price. She spent $105 on shopping with no lack. In fact it was more than $150 could normally buy” You are amazing Lord!
“A disciple from Gisborne had a re occurrence of a skin condition she had while she was younger. Then by faith in God she was fully healed. Aug 2013 the same skin condition came back and by the end of Sept 2013 it was serious she had raw skin in places all over her body. A stand of faith was taken in Jesus name and by Dec 2013 she was completely healed and her skin is soft and beautiful”
The favor of God for his people never ceases to amaze. It is always awesome to be grateful and thank God. He is Jehovah Jireh the Lord our Provider, He is Jehovah Rapha the Lord our Healer. He is our El Shaddai the all sufficient one. You will be shocked at how much we take things for granted. Just think about it for a few minutes. “Gas multiplied, fuel multiplied, money multiplied, vehicles made available, bonus buys while shopping, healings” and this is just a few testimonies. To be honest, there will not be room enough to fit all of the wonderful testimonies God has done here in Gisborne on this blog. Stay tuned for more exploits for Jesus!
“All Glory to Your Name, for Wondrous are Your ways, In Majesty You Reign, For You are Holy”
Be encouraged and filled with His Spirit in Jesus Mighty Name!
Pastor Charity Paul, AHKC Gisborne