“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge… is to hate evil… is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility” (PV 1:7; 8:13; 15:33)

Today was the fourth day of fasting and prayer for our church. Pastor Trish shared the message. These are the main points: as we transition from a small church to a much bigger one, we should remember that it is God’s gift to us as a congregation. It is a gift of grace. No man or woman should share the glory that belongs to God alone. We prayed for the fear of God to come upon us. We need to take God much more seriously. This should manifest in all things, big or small. The fear of God is practical. For example: as long as the church’ toilets are still dirty, it means that we do not fear God enough. We prayed to be responsible sons of God. We prayed for the strength, wisdom and humility to serve God better. Then God will honor and reward us, for God does not owe any man. We prayed for the healing of our bodies. We also prayed for good happy marriages and for our children.


Pastor R S Leigh had a prophetic word: God has decreed freedom from your bondage! He reminded us of the story of Exodus. The children of Israel were slaves for 430 years. They lost hope that things will ever change. But one day (say: ‘one day’), Moses came. He was sent by Jehovah God, “The I am that I am”. Against all odds the deliverance happened. Freedom came at last! The children of God do not weep like the pagans during opposition or times of trial. They trust God to the end and the impossible becomes possible. The oppressor will be totally defeated! The enemies of God’s people shall fall and rise no more! Then we sang: “Who is like unto Thee, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like Thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?” (Ex 15:11). Rejoice for the mighty miracle of freedom from oppression! Rejoice at what God has done for you!

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