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Testimony from Kingdom Come conference 2017
Chris Dickie | 16 February 2017
Hi All 

Where does one start to share all the things about this unbelievable weekend

To start off I have been listening to the Bethel Redding podcast for the last two years on a weekly basis. So I have a good knowledge of Bill and his teachings but nothing can prepare you for seeing the man in person and the wisdom and presence of the Father he carries and though his teaching and revelation he makes it possible for all of us to carry this wisdom, presence, authority and power of the Father.

I was given a ticket to this life changing event by someone in the community and whoever they are have contributed to my thinking been changed and challenged for the rest of my Life so thank you.

There was so many bits of gold nuggets that I picked up .Here are some of them

1: We are Co-Labours with the Father in the Kingdom

2: Believing the lie empowers the liar and that I cannot afford to have a lie in my head about myself that God does not think about me it will empower the liar.

3: Revelation is a invitation to encounter Him to model and to display Him and as we pursue Him we will display his power.

4: Get alone with GOD and encounter Him to have the anointing for the harvest.

5: If you want to change the world you need to believe you can.

6: To stop been impressed by the size of my problems.

7: Identity is in the One who has called us. Who I am is in the name of the One who has called me.

8: To love people because God loves them and not to see an outcome.

The two things that really set me free in a nut shell was that in the past when I prayed for people and nothing happened I would get despondent and wonder why nothing had happened and I would then almost be mad with God and give up praying for people but I have learned that it was not the Lord but it was me as to experience more healing their needed to by a cycle of me spending time with the Father and receive and encounter with Him and then take a risk and pray for healing again and celebrate the fact that the risk was taken and if nothing happens start the process again and to listen to the Holy Spirit on what I should pray as there is not one carbon copy pray for all people as they are unique and uniquely loved. So the Father is calling me to more encounters with him and to listen to Him and renew my mind accordingly.

The second thing is that I have been on a journey recently where I am going back to the ancient path ways that the Lord has put in my heart and while I was at the conference I was totally myself and found myself connecting with total strangers in the que as we stood in line for everything and Father shared with me about these people and then giving them a word, encouraging them, loving them and praying for them and how the Father put me across their path. The time spent as well with some of the central park people was also encouraging as we got to know each other better.

The Father is calling us to renew our minds towards ourselves, others and the world around us and then to step out in his power, love and authority to impact the world around us

Amen 

Love you guys

Chris Dickie
 
Central Parks turns 10 on 5 February 2017
Grant Flaum | 17 January 2017
On Sunday 5 February 2017 Central Parks City Church turns 10 years old. God has been so incredibly faithful!! What a journey it has been!!

We want to invite ANYONE who has been part of this community over the last 10 years and friends of ours to join us as we celebrate what God has done in our midst.

What an incredible moment in history to be alive in Johannesburg serving God to see the city changed.

Look forward to having you join us worship our great King.


 
Christmas greetings from Grant
Grant Flaum | 15 December 2016
Merry Christmas everyone at Central Parks

As we close out another great year at Central Parks City Church, we thank God for the countless blessings of 2016.

For many it was a tough year but God is certainly building a robustness (is there such a word?) in us. A resilient people who know their God and who do mighty exploits for Him. A personal and corporate faith that can withstand all the challenges and frustrations of 21st Century city living.

We have an amazing year to anticipate, friends. Great growth has been prophesied over us as we stay true to who we are, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ.

Who are we? A loving family who love His presence and who are not scared to attempt great exploits in His name.

Lets really love our city next year. Lets love the people who make up our world. Even the outcast and the addict and the scorned.

I have been so challenged to live in and amongst my world. To be right where they work, play, sleep and (the things they) love. To live intentionally for Jesus here for all to see and for them to know that Jesus is my everything. If you recall Jesus was accused of being a 'friend of sinners' and a 'wine bibber'.

This gospel is the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16). I am super expectant for many radical salvations next year...

Lets live with great purpose in 2017.

With so much love

Grant 

 
God loves His bride
Ailie Baumann | 21 October 2016
It had been one of those busy weeks again. The weekend was not promising to slow down. I knew I had family responsibilities that needed my attention and I knew Rob Rufus was a must go to event. My work deadlines were piling faster than I’d like. Still, my heart was being tugged on.

With determination and obedience, I turned to the Holy Spirit Ok, I will go to Rob Rufus on Friday night but you are going to have to sort my deadlines out. I knew that the Lord would be faithful; he always is.

That Friday night was a night that God opened my eyes to the depths of his love for his church. As I listened to Rob Rufus, my heart experienced wave after wave of awe as I saw Jesus, the lover of His bride, and the love he holds in his heart for her.

As I listened to Rob Rufus, it was as though I was teleported out of time. I saw the Trinity discussing the importance of making a wife for Adam. Rob Rufus continued to speak on how we reflect God’s desires in our own desires for love, intimacy, and relationship. I saw Jesus looking at his bride with love, adoration, and longing. The intensity of his love for her was blazing fire. I saw a groom who would literally move heaven and earth to rescue his bride, to defender her, to woo her and more. Everything we could ever desire in our human relationships was epitomized in the beauty of intimacy with Jesus.

As His bride, the Father is bringing us back to that place of being “cut to the heart” with conviction and adoration for our groom, Jesus. This is the revelation of covenant that he is bringing to His church. The revelation that we are His and He is ours. The conviction that He is our first love.

In this cut to the heart or circumcised state we find ourselves compelled with the love of God. No longer do we sway to the left or to the right. No longer do our eyes stray to other gods or distractions and when they arise our conviction compels us to say no. We say no to maintain that single-minded devotion to our first love.

In this place of deep intimacy with Jesus, we begin to realize more astutely what moves his heart and what grieves it. In the same way that a husband and wife can experience great joy or sorrow so can our relationship with Jesus either grieve his heart or release endless joy. Thus we become more discerning and protective over his heart. No this is not to say we enter religion or reduce Jesus to a weak state. On the contrary, we take great measures to please him, to love him deeply, to honour him just as we would our own spouse (or spouse to be).

In its pure state, love is one of sacrifice and surrender. Love is not self-seeking. This applies to our walk with Jesus and each other. We lay ourselves down. The more love we receive from him, the greater our love for others become and the deeper we love him. This is the journey of a circumcised heart. 

 
Amazed by God
Thelma Sebetlela | 21 October 2016
I registered at a prayer academy about three years ago and it's basically training to pray more effectively. I was recently sent a prayer programme for 11 days. 
 
I have been frustrated lately because I just don't know where my life is going, I lost a well-paying job a few years back and it has been a struggle to get another good paying job since, so I ended up settling for a job as a sales rep in a boutique. I had lost everything and had to start from scratch.

I called one of my customers who I last spoke to last year, my intention was to tell her about the new stock and that it's stuff she would like. She is a very busy woman and calling her I knew she would only come after a week or two or I could send her stuff to her house to choose. Surprisingly she came the following day to the store, and ended up spending a rather large sum of money . I was in shock, and whilst in shock she asked me about my current situation and how I survive with such little income. She then suggested that I run errands for her on my days off. I helped her some days and she paid me quite a bit, more than I expected. She then offered me to house sit the whole of December for four weeks and would pay me well.

During our conversations, she mentioned that both her sons would be going to boarding school and that she is interested in starting a business which she would like me to assist her in.

She also offered to pay for my school fees to finish my degree next year and for whatever I want to study afterwards.

She is currently trying to convince her husband for him to hire me as a personal assistant full time before she starts her business as I have been helping her a lot recently.

I find it amazing that this lady is Jewish and I happen to be praying for Israel (as part of my course work). I am very excited to see what god is going to do in her life through me!!

God is faithful, I'm so grateful because I now have a family at Central Parks. I have received encouragement regarding other challenges and it has really helped.
 

What more can I ask for, He did it for me and I totally trust Him?

 

 

 
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