Going into the New Year
When I watched how the world celebrated the New Year in all the big cities of the world I realised the best they can do is to have a countdown and a fireworks display! We had an amazing time in God's presence! The church was chock-a-block and the people were in tune with what the Holy Spirit wanted to do. Chantal led us in awesome worship and then Nola released a new hymn that led us to new heights in worship - you could hear the 10 000 voice Angel Choir sing along with us! We had some testimonies of God's mighty works in our midst and then I preached on 'The Peerless Man' (He had no peers to be compared with!) We ministered to people when they realised Jesus came to deal with our wrong being rather than our wrong doing, and afterwards we ministered to people for divine healing by the laying on of hands. It all went very quickly because the members of the body of Christ worked together in tandem and no one looked for the superstar among us with all the gifts of the Spirit! No one fell asleep. It was too exciting and too liberating. Just before midnight the meeting was over so we had about ten minutes to do 3 Blues numbers! A young man from Pretoria that repairs pipe organs came up to me afterwards and said, 'how do you do that? How do you play the blues?' I said, 'it is easy!' then he said, 'I'm going to try that!’ The joy of being in the Lord's presence as the old year faded and the New Year dawned, was amazing. No one wanted to leave. People lingered around for a long time. It was awesome. No fireworks display, no countdown, but what a way to end the year and start the New Year! Money cannot buy the privilege of being part of the body of Christ especially when the year ends and the new one begins! We give all the glory to God. Oh yes, and we also gave our offering: it was the last offering we could sow in 2012 to invest in 2013! I was so exhilarated by the service that I could not go to sleep immediately. Nola made me another Mexican Taco (leftovers from dinner) and we had a midnight feast. Hilton Skyped his new friend in Caracas, Venezuela. 2013 had begun!