Sunday, May 31, 2009

Is God still working miracles today?

About two weeks ago I had the privilege to visit "Cannot Be Hidden" a  faith based organisation which was founded by a group of people impressed by the Spirit of God to step out and do the impossible in Christ. Trusting, that our God can supply all our needs. 

The Lord has provided opportunities for them in  four key areas, which they believe are relevant to reaching the people of today.

1. School of Evangelism & Bible Training
2. School of Medical Aviation  
3. Health, Wellness and Education Center
4. Reaching the Community through Broadcast & Media

It was my privilige to spend some time at the mission school and to see for myself how the Lord is working today. What makes this school different from many other schools is that they offer, over all a deeply spiritual training that will lead students to develop a practical walk with Jesus. They are thought how to know and how to walk with the Lord. The school is also absolute free for the students. It is a faith project and students learn to live by faith when they can experience first hand how God provides for food, fuel for their cars, etc. We believe that the time is coming when everyone will have to fully depend on God and they train students to start doing it now. 

The school building
Spending time with God on a morning walk in the bush. 
The class with Dr. Allan Lindsay who was teaching us about advent church history. He was also the speaker of "Keepers of the Flames" and a great teacher.
Sam Braga teaching us about John chapter 15; how to abide in Jesus and fully depend on Him.
It was such a blessing for me to spend some time at this place and it also deepend my walk with God.

Three times I had the privilige to drive up to Bilpin Health Center in some beautiful mountains. This health center had just started two days before I visited them. And also there they apply the principle, "freely you have received, freely give."  Matthew 10:8 
Health Guests are welcome free of charge. When I came there they had 5 guests, many with more serious cases as cancer, and some where Doctors gave up all hope. 

"God's remedies are the simple agencies of nature, that will not tax or debilitate the system through their powerful properties.

Pure air and water, cleanliness, a proper diet, purity of life, and a firm trust in God, are remedies for the want of which thousands are dying; yet these remedies are going out of date because their skillful use requires work that the people do not appreciate.

Fresh air, exercise, pure water, and clean, sweet premises, are within the reach of all, with but little expense; but drugs are expensive, both in the outlay of means, and the effect produced upon the system. "    (E.WHITE Counsels on Diet & Food p451)

the health center seen from the back

Beautiful view from the health center.
the lecture room
A Health lecture with Oscar. "Disease is an effort of nature to free the system from conditions that result from the violation of the laws of health."

It was such a blessing to talk with some of the gusts there and to hear how the Spirit of God works on hearts. I had the oppotunity to meet Leon. He is the most positive person that you can meet. He struggles with Parkinson's, but is smiling all the way through. On that day I was sitting with him and Oscar at the table when Leon said to Oscar, that he wants to tell him something: Oscar, I called my son today, he is a Christian. When I was about to say good bye to him I said: God bless you!" In that moment he started to crying with emotion. "It is for the first time in all my 75 years Oscar. I made my son happy, but I didn't do it for that, I meant it, really, I meant it"

God plays the most important role at that place. He is the restorer, the great physician and the provider of all our needs may they be of physical, mental or spiritual nature!

Janette is another guest there. She made it clear right before she came.  "I am not religious and have nothing to do with religion".  She came with some challanges that affect her body.  Two days after she came she asked Oscar: "Oscar, would you teach me how to pray?"  Tears came down Oscar's face.  A day later she knealed down in her room with them and talked to her heavenly daddy for the first time since she was a small child! Early next morning, looking through the window she prayed: "Lord, if you are the creator, show me a sign please."  The Lord then painted the whole sky red as fire and then He placed a rainbow over the wellness center.  (And it wasn't raining!)  

Another story which really hit me was this. One of the guests said, that her sister was usually visiting her, especially in times when she felt discouraged. This sister would then comfort her. But since she has been at the Health Center, this sister was not coming any more. Her sister was in reality already dead. Who was now the sister which was visiting her? Could it have been that this is what we call Spiritualism. That loved ones can appear, even when they already died! The bible tells us: "For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten." Ecclesiastes 9:5. God's angel protect that place!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Sydney and Taronga Zoo

Sydney by night

"Life in the cities is false and artificial. The intense passion for money getting, the whirl of excitement and pleasure seeking, the thirst for display, the luxury and extravagance, all are forces that, with the great masses of mankind, are turning the mind from life's true purpose. They are opening the door to a thousand evils." -The Ministry of Healing p. 364
After walking through Sydney at night and seeing what is going on there I can definitely confirm the truth of these words! City life is distracting in many ways our mind from God and heavenly things!

The Sydney Opera House by night

sunrise over Sydney: view from the house we stayed in

Waratah flower which is the floral emblem of NSW