After establishing and strengthening our 2 churches in South Auckland under powerful Holy Ghost Ministers, we finalised our home lease in Manurewa, packed our entire contents into a truck, and did the 7 hour trip to Gisborne to begin the work here. Our current household of 7 have setup home in a 3 bedroom unit on the outskirts of Gisborne - praise God for the 1.5 car lock-up garage that is our 2nd home :) and a great storage place for the church gear.
Knowing that God is with us and for us in such a move is our greatest encouragement. Prophecies spoken over us from over 2 years ago at our release from MCC Australia, have been a source of great confirmation, and we are watching in awe as many of them play out with amazing accuracy. One particular prophecy spoken by Apostle Dorian Ballard at our release, was so clearly spoken by the Holy Ghost concerning Gisborne.
As the prophecy stated - there is definately a deep darkness and evil lying over many of the people here, there is a great depth of sadness, hurt and hatred from years of abuse, rape and molestations, there is a lack of Trust towards us that only the Holy Ghost and consistent Biblical character & doctrine will be able to establish. The Glorious Gospel MUST be preached here without any compromise or timidity - many eternal souls are at stake!
We hit the streets with the Gospel for the first official time last Saturday 19th August, and saw 3 young people willingly seek to repent of their sins and pray prayers of committment to Christ, and several more eagerly question us concerning the Truths of the Word. None the less, I was quite suprised by the amount of "lone-ranger, self-discipled" individuals we met claiming to be knowledgable Christians. We were assayed by 3 of them independently throughout our first hour stint on the streets, each pouring out an abundance of proud "i thinks" & "i feels" yet without any Bible to validate their "version of Christianity" or their sin-filled lifestyle.
Since that time we have met several more who are quick to follow dreams, visions, "leadings", and people with NO Biblical fruit... and yet are quickly offended by us as we bring the Word of God to them in love and Truth. And as we see time and time again, some who originally loved the fruit they saw coming from this Ministry and sought to join us, now having met us in person and having been exposed to uncompromised preaching of the Word, are already being proven and tested by the Word and are being found reprobate - without any real deisre to submit their lives to the Word of God, Jesus Christ (John 1:1, 14, Rev 19:13).
So many who claim to "love Jesus" - fail to submit to even Sunday School Biblical doctrine, fosaking the assembling of themselves in a Biblical Church, continuing in self-discipleship rather than the God-established Biblical model of submission to Holy Ghost leaders (Heb 13:17), failing to tithe into God's Biblical church, continuing without active repentance in fornication, drinking, smoking and pornography.
Jesus response to such people is very clear "If ye love me, keep my commandments" John 14:15, and confirmed by the Holy Ghost in 1 John 2:3-5 "And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. "
This is the same message we will be bringing to all who currently call themselves "Christians" - we must see this nation return to the uncompromised WORD OF GOD! Already this message is bringing the judgment, criticism, offense and persecution the Bible promises - and we know it will only increase. Praise God - sounds BIblical, "Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets" Luke 6:26. Please continue to pray for us and our 2 churches in South Auckland - that we all will remain faithful and true to our Lord and His Word!
We had our first official Bible study on Tuesday night and were joined by 5 other converts and 5 young children, it was a powerful time of worshipping God, moving in the Spirit, studying the Word and getting to know one another. Our prayer meeting on Thursday was off the charts, with everyone praying up a storm in the Holy Ghost, 3 of those from Tuesday joined us, along with the children. Praise God we saw 2 powerful answers to prayer this week, with Josiah (a disciple who moved to Gisborne with us) getting a job at Dick Smith's, despite the fact that the owner already had hundreds of CVs under her desk ready for inspection!!! When she received Josiah's, instead of putting it with the others under her desk for later attention, she put it ON HER DESK and called him within the fornight to approve him for employment saying she "remembered him" - PRAISE GOD FOR FAVOUR!!!
Secondly, when we first arrived we read an article about a school who had spent 1.1 million on revamping their school hall - we immediately claimed that hall for our future Church services. Well after dilligently contacting EVERY school hall in town and being turned down, we were called back on Friday by the school with the million dollar renovated hall!!! AHKC Gizzy's first service will be held in a brand new hall on Sunday the 9th September!!!!! PRAISE GOD FOR FAAAVVVOOOUUURRR!!!!!
We hit the streets again today and saw 3 instant healings, 5 people seeking to pray a prayer of commitment to Jesus Christ, and were able to preach the Gospel thoroughly to MANY!!! Praise God the Biblical Gospel is going forth with demonstration of Holy Ghost power in Gisborne!!!!
We earnestly covet your prayers! Thankyou for your prayers, love and support in the Gospel
Much to do... talk soon
Rev Jac xo