He Lays Me
|Being a new christian and
knowing no better I had been going to a pentecostal
church for about six months and although I am grateful
for their role in my water baptism and early walk I was
uncomfortable with their blatant emphasis on money.
Forever talking about and plugging the (old testament
-shadow) tithe and multiple offerings for this and
that and the other.......click.
A kind of modified version of the Roman Catholic System
of old with the giving of monies in exchange for all
sorts of things ranging from proxy faith jobs and
position to 100 fold blessings, even forgiveness of
sins, without true repentance.
Then after hearing at a conference from the mouth of a
so called prophet, whose son (in his first year of
ministry) made $800,000, I did not understand
this to be christianity but rather it sounded more like
capitalism. Hence I longed (hungered)for the truth.
Anyway, I was speaking with a friend of mine who had
only recently left the same church and she encouraged me
to come and hear what this pastor was preaching out
Ipswich way, so I did......click.
Although he has only a small congregation, she said
"you will be blown away with the message"...thus the
next Sunday she took me to this church and my findings
were. I felt welcome for once, there was no tithe
bashing, there was no tiny sermon with a few bible
references padded with endless song. It was powerful
My pentecostal (religious) attitudes copped a right hammering,
a thorough purging,
I was broken, only to find myself being bandaged up, I
was literally raised up in the spirit through God's
healing restoring power-holy ghost. Pastor Paul's
message of repentance and ceasing from (continual
willful) sin to be saved is so right it is biblical
as opposed to the all famous world-friendly-gospel-
message of......."salvation, a gift God will not take
back neither can you lose/forfeit your salvation.".....click
Unlike most pentecostal heretical churches, Pastor Paul
is contactable, touchable and cares about the ultimate
welfare of the sheep's souls. He is there to encourage,
give hope through the tough times when satan is tempting
and troubling, attacking your faith.....click.
Thank you sister Maria for leading me to this pasture
green and thank you Pastor Paul, sister Juvy, children
and the flock at JTCM for your warm welcome, prayers and
assistance. And thanks for all the free cd, dvd, videos
- Brother Mark Weymouth - a
Brisbane City, Qld.
|P.S. Seek and
you will find!
P.P.S....The strangest thing about this
church-fellowship is that although it is only a small
gathering it's like you are amongst a multitude of
people.....2 Corinthians 2:14, Matthew 18:20, Mark
2:1................seek and you will find!.