Friday, March 6, 2015
Prayer Conference (2)
This was the 2nd conference of the year and there will be the men's Conference at the end of April, women's early June, Pastors' Conference in August, Youths in Sept and the AGM where we elect our top leaders in November. But this Prayer Conference was a highlight in many ways, no least the two dawn prayer meetings (about 100 attended) where prophecies, visions were shared. One pastor shared a vision that he saw the Sabah map green in colour, later white as snow covered with clouds (I saw that this morning in the valleys of the plains). One pastor shared about the role of trumpets in prayer and worship and cited Rev 1 where John said he heard a voice like a trumpet sound (interesting).
The first morning session was led by SIB KL. The senior pastor's wife came and she is the lead prayer intercessor in her church and it was powerful sharing and her Malay was pretty impressive with Semenanjung slang (forgiven for that). She was ably assisted by 2 sisters and a brother and I was a little envious. I have been praying that I needed one or two companions in ministry. I had to do everything on my own including making sure my slides worked 30 minutes before I spoke. But when I spoke the 3 SIB KL members were there and for their sake I used a bit more English than usual. Even my wife commented why I used English but I said it was not just for the guests' sake but for SIB pastors who needed to pick up English if only to read theological books for their spiritual growth. I used a long quote from Soren Kiergaard, originally in Danish but I read out the English translation before reading in Malay. Overall, 95% of my preaching was in Malay. And the Spirit was present and everyone present knew the Lord spoke whether they agreed with me or not.
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