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Sister Kiran has been married for 3 years and was unable to conceive. She tried all kinds of treatment as per advised by doctors and specialists. She also went to all the witchdoctors and conducted other rituals as per her then prevailing faith. Her sister-in-law introduced her to Jesus and brougth her to church. She was prayed over by the AFC prayer warriors. Praise God ! her bondage was broken and she is now caryring miraculously. All glory to God Almighty.
|Posted by Apostilic Faith Church on March 16, 2012 at 9:15 AM||comments (1)|
A report on persecution happening in Delhi.
On Monday, 12th March, 2012, our fellowship’s area leader,Bro.Jagdish Dey, was conducting weekly prayer meeting at the residence of one of our believer in the slum cluster of Bhoomi Heen Camp, Govindpuri,Near DDA Flats, Kalkaji, New delhi- 110019. In the meeting there were 6 ladies and few children.
About the close of the meeting at few men came to the doorof the house as if to listen to the sermon but one of them started to clickpictures with his camera, to which no one suspected. As soon as the finalprayer was said, complete strangers and not from the close neighborhood, walkedinto the house and got hold of the brother and dragged him out claiming thatthey were Bajrang Dal activists (A Hindu hardcore fundamentalists group). There were over 30 men who were standingoutside and with the intention to manhandle our brother and they had lethalweapons with them. As the ladies came and surrounded the brother they could notharm him, but instead they called the police. He was taken to the Govindpuripolice station.
On getting a call I along with my co-pastor Rev. JobbyPrasannan, rushed to the police station. We found that the Bajrang Dal hadbrought in false witnesses to give statements, claiming that the Bro.Jagdishwas luring people with monetary benefits, telling them to desecrate idols andto defame Hindu gods, that has no relevance to our values, doctrines orteachings. Bro.Jagdish Dey, himself was a chronic alcoholic for 30 years andhad lost everything in life, when about 5 years ago, by reading the bible andattending prayer meetings his life was changed.
The activists have openly challenged any Christian work andthreatened with dire consequences. At about 2 A.M the interrogating policeofficer let us go after he took in writing from Bro. Jagdish Dey in a plain A4sheet, under pressure from the Bajrang Dal activist (there were about 50 menwho were standing outside the police station), that he will not go to thathouse and conduct meetings.
Further, On the next day Tuesday, 13th March,the ladies meeting was being held and few ladies from that locality hadgathered in a house of a believer, as usual every Tuesdays from 3 to 5 pm. Mywife Pastor. Blessy Bobby was leading the meeting and only ladies were present,when few men came and opened the door of the house and threatened them. Theyleft when the sisters protested.
On Wednesday, 14th March, when a sister went to get waterfrom the public bore well she was denied water by some claiming that water willnot be given to christian and that Christians should find their own well.Later, the day two christian families who stay in rented accommodations, wereasked by their house owners to vacate their house immediately, under pressurefrom the Bajrang Dal activists.
We are in fear of violent activities and even threat to thelives of our brethren, who are living in that locality. We request you tokindly pray for the safety of the people .
|Posted by Apostilic Faith Church on March 6, 2012 at 7:05 AM||comments (0)|
On 1st March, 2011, I was ministring along with my wife, Pastor. Blessy at an ABC (Apostle Believer connect) group. After the meeting a small girl deaf on both ears since birth and mute was brought for prayer. After the prayer my wife checked the girl and she was able to hear very clearly without any problem and responded to all that we said. All the pople were amaized as they knew this girl for a long time. She also started speaking and saying Jesus. Praise God! JESUS CHRIST is still alive and doing mighty things. He is the God of all creations.
The same Jesus is willing to heal you and set you free as you start to call upon His great name in simple faith.
Stay Blessed !!
|Posted by Apostilic Faith Church on March 6, 2012 at 7:00 AM||comments (0)|
"...WHENEVER anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom" (2 Cor. 3:16-17)
Dear friends, let us look at the unconditional Love of God, revealed through the precious blood of Jesus.
Let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love-not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.(1 John 4:7-10)
I think it has to be said that the majority of the Body of Christ don't really understand the profound LOVE of God; the very love that took the initiative of making reconciliation with Him possible. Any love we show Him is just a response to His, with which He first loved us (John 3:3; 3:16; Romans 3:22-26). He took the first step, with His ultimate act of Love, by sending Jesus to die, in final atonement for our personal sins. In other words Jesus picked up the cheque, the debt was totally cleared.
Offering Himself was the ultimate and perfect of all offerings which satisfied the justice of God. Only on the grounds of that sacrifice can God the Father accept us as His own and judge us INNOCENT for eternity.
Jesus died in Our Place.
Without Christ we were unrighteous and had no hope of ever being righteous outside of the cross. Our only hope was Christ, and He failed us not; He stepped into our place and suffered the penalty that was due us. Without sin, he suffered the punishment of a sinner - the requirement of the law. Righteousness took the place of unrighteousness; only through Christ can the unrighteous become righteous.
Jesus nailed unrighteousness to the cross, and through Him we can be made righteous before God. He gave us the opportunity to stand 'right' in the sight of God. "For Christ [the Messiah Himself] died for sins once for all, the Righteous for the unrighteous (the Just for the unjust, the Innocent for the guilty), that He might bring us to God. In His human body He was put to death, but He was made alive in the spirit..."(1 Peter 3:18 AMPLIFIED)
No Obstacle Stands in the Way:
After His death on the cross the veil in the Temple was torn in two. Any separation we experienced before the cross has now been obliterated by the eternal, once for all, blood covenant made at Calvary between the Father and Jesus. "But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the Old Covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away." (2 Cor. 3:14)
We only enjoy ACCESS through the blood; access to the throne of love. Never could we have called God "FATHER" without the blood. Jesus and only Jesus made reconciliation possible. In fact, every single time salvation occurs for an individual, instantly the veil is taken away! (2 Cor. 3:16-17)
Only when we turn (repent) can the veil be taken away. In God's sight the washing of the blood has made us clean and now His Spirit has come to live in us and now we can experience true FREEDOM! Freedom from the bondage of sin and death, freedom to live in Christ and for Christ, freedom to be a child of God and freedom to worship Him in '...spirit and in truth.' (John 4:24)
|Posted by Apostilic Faith Church on January 18, 2012 at 8:05 AM||comments (0)|
Praise God for His loving kindness and grace upon our lives during the Mission Trip to Orissa and Chhattisgarh.
Our team comprised of the following members including me, Rev.John Joseph,Nagpur; Rev.Joshua David,Faridabad; Rev.Moses David, Nagpur; Rev.K.R.Abrahan,New Delhi; Bro.Jai Pal Singh Khandari, Dehradun; Bro.Sudhir Gheer, Nagpur; Bro.David Joseph,Nagpur; Rev.Michal Miller,Dallas; Rev.Peter, Dallas; Bro.Michael,Dallas; Bro. Shaun, Dallas.
Jan 7 : Arrived Raipur Airport and drove to Jagdalpur about 7 hours. Further moved on to Dhanpunji about half hour drive towards the border of Orissa. We had our first meeting at the church of Pastor Jejekiel Daniel.
Jan8 :We had the church service, the team was split and 3 of us went to another church about 20 minutes drive in to a small village. Its a small schurch with about 25-30 people. God's power came upon the people and the whole church was filled with the Holy Spirit.
Evening public meeting at Dhanpunji and the Holy Spirit showed by in power. Great miracles and rejoicing amoung the pople. The church was packed inspite of intense cold. People were hngry for His presence and the word.
Jan 9 : Pastors conference - about 100 pastors from the region attended the conference which finished at 4 pm, a time of great Challenge and rededication for the men of God. We had the evening public meeting with over 500 people. Many signs and wonders took place.
Jan 10: We left Danpunji and drove to the river front, then crossed over by boat and walked for 2 hours to reach a village called Sindhi Batta. A scenice remote village in heart of the jungle. The most amazing fact was that it that day there was no electricity in that village. For the first time, through the generous gifts of the church and the efforts of Rev.John Joseph electricity was pulled in from another village. This was the first time electric bulbs brought light in that village, but as of now it was only available to the church and the orphanage. We hope and pray that soon the whole village will have electricity. That evening again we had an open air meeting. Inspite of cold weather the whole village came out to hear the gospel. (It was in the year 1949 that Rev. Allison Joseph, the late father of Rev. John Jospeh had first brought the gospel to this village and had established a church which sytill has his name and the year it was founded written on it.)
Jan 11 : We had the morning meeting with people of the village and many signs and wonders were performed in the name of Jesus and many gave their lives to the Lord.Afternoon the villagers took us to the hill nearby where Rev. Allison Joseph used to go and pray in acave during the years 1950-70 when he would come to the village. It was a great experience.
Evening meeting was a blessing as the power of God moved bringing great breakthroughs amoung the villagers.
Jan 12 : We bid good-bye to that beutiful scenic village as all of the village came out to the outskits of the village to see us off. It was obvious that very rarely would outsiders venture into such remote place and they were so glad we had come.
We again caught the boat and came to the other shore from where we were taken to Dhanpunji and after lunch we drove about 3 hrs to Dantewada as we entered the naxalite infected belt. We were guests at the Bastar for Christ Missionary Movement (BCMM) which was planted by and old man of God from Tamilnadu Pastor. Kashirajan. He is old and sick in his body, his beloved wife had expired 2 months back, but the great zeal and passion for Christ pulled our hearts to him. He has been ministring there for 15 years and has planted over 40 churches and also had 37 constructed church buildings without any foreign support. That evening we had plublic meeting in his very viberant church packed to capacity. We were overjoyed to see people gather about 500 even during the cold nights and stay uptill 10 pm, as we saw God moving in signs nd wonders.
Jan 13 : We had a pastors conference about 150 pastors from that area came to gether. They were much challenged and enjoyed God's word that we could break for lunch only at 4 pm. The evening meeting was a great blessing to us and the poeple.
Jan 14 : We drove to Bijapur, through the dense forest and the naxal effect areas. As we went by we stopped at many churches about 5 churches, met the pastors and leaders and prayed with them and encouraged them in the Lord. We reached Bijapur where half our team had already arrive the previous day and a large crusade was being conducted. There was a gather of about 4000 people in the open tent inspite of the cold. God did mighty miracles , the deaf heard, the blind saw, the lame walked, paraletic stood up and walked, demons came out and there was great joy in the city.
Jan 15 : We drove to Bairangarh and had a wonderful Sunday service there, the service went up to 4 pm after wich we had lunch and travelled to Dhanpunji about 150 Km. On reaching Dhanpunji people had already gathered there to hear the word of God.
Jan 16 : Was time to end our Mission Trip and go back home. We drove from Dhanpunji to Jagdalpur and further to Raipur Airport about 8 Hrs drive to catch my flight back to Delhi. Wow ! it was amazing time and thank God for His great mercies and helping us all to preach the gospel boldy and to encourage the churches.
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" I thank God for giving me a new job, as I was praying for a job where i can go to church on Sunday for worship. I got prayer by Rev.Bobby and the very next day God opened the door and I got a new job with double salary and I can go to church on Sunday. Thank God He answers our hearts desire " Shipra , Kalkaji
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" I am so thankful to God Almighty for hearing my prayers. Our parental building was under a false court case for last 16 years and becasue of the case no construction can be done and our family had to live in real tough situation. Few months back Rev.Bobby & Rev.Blessy came home and prayed with us and for the court case to end in favour of the family. Amazingly, last week the court verdict came in favor of the family and the case came to an end. What could not happen in 16 years happened in few months. Its been just a year I came to the Lord Jesus Christ from another background. I have no words to express my love and thanks to the Lord. The Lord Jesus is a loving God" by Puneet Lokwani, Kotla, New Delhi
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" I am so thankful to God for choosing my family and for blessing us richly" Nisha, Kalkaji
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" I was repairing lift and it broke and fell but God saved me, second time again i was working in a house and the entire the entire floor crashed down but i was saved without any injuries. I had some money stuck up for a long time but through prayers in church i got back all of my mone. Praise be to God and I thank Him for His mercy on me" Mr. Vishwanath Thakur, Dakshin Puri
|Posted by Apostilic Faith Church on August 30, 2011 at 4:05 AM||comments (0)|
" I thank God for He is really good in my life and whatever I have asked in His name, He has given me all answers to my prayers" Jayanti Dey, Kalkaji