The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion - to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called ‘oaks of righteousness’, the ‘planting of the Lord’, that he may be glorified. Isaiah 61: 1-3This scripture of the Bible is popular, but in an environment like Pattaya these words quickly become very real: Broken hearts are not hard to find in the worlds largest red-light-district and people being bound by addictions of all kinds are in plain sight. Even though there are a lot of colourful flashing lights and beach walks the atmosphere in town can feel rather depressing. BUT:
We bring GOOD newsIn those verses the prophet addresses it correctly. Restauration, healing, comfort and deliverance are works of the Holy Spirit and they are Gods response to personal needs.
For Karin Isaiah 61 became a long-term companion since these words were prayed over her when she got baptised.
In October 2019 she joined our team for Pattaya to help establishing our branch of the Revival School on the Move and to make the words of the prophet come alive. Jesus delivers from addiction, He restores dignity and transforms mourning into joy. That’s what Karin experienced in the last years while she was working with people suffering from drug-addictions or with traumatised children. We are very glad for Karin going after this calling and coming to Thailand with the intension to check, if God confirms her place with us for the long-term. She brings good news.
Focussing on the goalVery clearly God spoke to us about creating a place of ‘Worship & Missions’ with HELP International in Pattaya. Gods’ visions are always connected to people - those people who hear His call and go and those people whose lives shall be impacted. Isaiah talks about how this transformation through an encounter with Jesus they will be identified as ‘oaks of righteousness’ and a ‘planting of the Lord’. It is Gods’ intention to lead people into liberty and this serves an even grater cause: That finally God may be glorified and worshipped!
We want more
This summer we will live with the Revival School on the Move in Pattaya and put exactly this into practice. If you also want to see how God changes the atmosphere in Pattaya by your worship and lives being impacted because you share the good news of the Gospel,…than I want to invite you to the Burning Hears Summer 2020 in Germany! Out of these weeks of conference we will send out outreach-teams in the second half of this year. Hope to see you in November in Thailand.
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