I hope this blog finds you in good stead; this is to edify and encourage you to set your face like flint to fight the Good fight of Faith.
There is no better life then to lay our lives down, so that Christ may live through us. Gisborne disciples continue to offer up their members in service to the KING! Mighty men and women of God are daily choosing to lay down their lives at the foot of the cross so Jesus can live in and through us
Since our last blog a lot has happened.
The Mighty AIM Bus was finally ready to hit the road so we fare welled our Apostle and his family on a mission trip across New Zealand, sad to see them go but in the same breath absolutely happy to see the Gospel go forth across our Nation, reproving the world of sin, Righteousness and the Judgement to come! A victory for Jesus having the Uncompromised Word on wheels now.
We have seen 2 Promotions in our Church, where disciples were asked to join the Ministry team. To help freely give back to what they have freely received. So wonderful to see men and women rise up and become spiritually mature to take on more responsibility and help play an effective part in Advancing His Kingdom.
God has also found 2 young disciples who have shown themselves faithful time and time again to the Word to now be donned a Gospel Force vest while out evangelising. What a great Honour it is to be loud and proud to represent Jesus Christ. These two young ladies have watched, observed and can definitely preach and contend for the Faith we believe in with no compromise. They are a testimony that age is just a number and God can use and move powerfully through anyone, any age, anytime.
Gizzy Exploit for Jesus
Gizzy disciples rallied together after work on a Friday evening on top of Kaiti Hill in our Gospel Force vests to wage war in the Spirit against the power of darkness, it was an honour for us to join together and destroy the works of the devil, we kicked the night off praying and labouring for our city. Binding up demons, sinners to get saved healed and delivered from the clutch of the devil. It was an awesome opportunity to stick it to the devil and use our mouth and tongue to Glorify God at the top of our lungs and curse the devil and his strongholds. After stirring ourselves up in our most Holy faith we then descended on the streets of Gisborne to preach the Gospel in LOVE! Awesome night all round
The Gospel continues to drench and saturate the people of Wairoa, causing people to awaken out of their slumber. The powerful Word goes out faithfully and removes all lies, facades and strongholds that the devil may try to deceive people with. “Some love to hear, some couldn’t give two hoots, some tell us to get out of town and stop preaching lies”. We see it all and don’t expect anything less because we are in a Spiritual warfare. We understand that we are in it for the long haul and obedience to Christ in preaching and presenting people with a way out of Sin and Eternal Death through the cross. Although we haven’t seen a whole lot in the natural, it don’t matter, we believe God’s Word to walk by Faith and not by sight for the lost in Wairoa. We present the Gospel and they then choose what they want to do with it. Jesus Reigns in Wairoa and as we proclaim his name every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus is Lord
Testimonies for Jesus
One disciple has been seeking part time work that fits around her children’s school hours. We prayed for favour and then it was a matter of waiting to see God move. She was called in for a first interview and during that she was able to pray for the Bosses sick brother that lives in Australia, she was called back for a second interview and totally blew them away and then secured employment with them. Hallelujah!
The disciple had a word with the boss and confessed she was struggling and totally not savvy with electronics and computers and if they wanted to let her go and find another person to replace her, that was ok. Through discipleship she was encouraged that God is with you, Trust in Him He has you here for a reason.
The boss responded to her “I would rather you know nothing, because if you don’t know any bad habits, then I can teach you how I want you to do the job”. The disciple seems to be the topic of her colleague’s conversation. “How did you get this job knowing nothing about it?” “How did you get those hours?” “Why do you get to do the coffee run” Her reply was I just do what I’m told. She has been an absolute JOY to her employer and shines bright in the work place.
One gizzy disciple was diagnosed Schizophrenic at the young age of 16. He has been on heavy medication for the last 22 years. In and out of Mental Health homes and hospitals for most of his life, the Gospel found him sitting down on the footpath in Gisborne city centre March 2013. From then he has been on a journey to be free from this demon that had held him bound for many years. With huge doses of the Word every single day and submission to biblical discipleship the Doctor has been weaning him off all medication gradually. On the 28th July 2014 the disciple went to see his Doctor and he is off his medication completely. Glory to God!
One disciple broke his arm while arm wrestling at work. He has been out of work waiting for God to manifest a healing. Every time he goes in for a check up, both the Doctors and nurses are testifying the broken bone is healing way faster than usual.
Even though it was broken he didn’t feel a whole of pain it was more discomfort while sleeping, showering, eating and every day things around the house. He has been able to hit streets and preach while off work and a broken arm has not stopped him from playing the drums and guitar at church. He is definitely trusting in God’s Word and enduring hardness like a Good Soldier
God is so Good to Gisborne, His Love continues to set people free mentally, physically and emotionally. Keep striving to stay on the narrow straight way to Life, and if you are not saved and do not know Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour, “What are you waiting for?” You have just read accounts from Gisborne disciples and our Church that walking and having a relationship with Him is The Most Awesomest Thing possible that you could ever do.
God Bless you,
Pastor Charity Paul