“Yes, be bold and strong! Banish fear and doubt! For remember, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Two former fishermen were defending themselves against charges of causing a local disturbance in the city. They’d healed a lame man outside the temple gate and that had drawn a noisy crowd! Having spent an uncomfortable night in the lock-up they now stood before an august council of religious law-makers who were furious at what these uneducated men had done! Flogging, maybe more prison time awaited them. “Who asked you to do these things?” they snarled. Most would have wilted under the heat. Not Peter. He took the bull by the horns. “If we are being judged as to what power healed the lame man,” he said, “It was through Jesus the Messiah!” Then mustering all his boldness, he proclaimed: “For there’s salvation in no other name under heaven!”
Gutsy! In fact, the Bible tells us, “when the council saw the boldness of Peter and John and sensed they were uneducated non-professionals, they realized what being with Jesus had done for them…” (Acts 4:1-13 TLB)! Being with Jesus, makes us bold! Intimacy fills us with His Spirit. It makes us unashamed of Him. And anoints us to do His great work. And that is what God wants as we come into the last quarter of the year! And that’s why you must come to our year end conference: BOLD.
What will the Bold Conference will do for you? Empower you for next year! Enable you to hear God and receive fresh prophetic words from Him! Open you up to be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit so that you will finish the year strong! Next year will bring many challenges. Before Joshua crossed the Jordan into the promised land, God had to remind him again and again. Banish fear and doubt! Remember I am with you! With that he stepped into the Jordan… the waters parted, and Israel crossed over. Without faith, we will always remain on the same river bank. Only with boldness, will we cross!
Ps Dr Philip Lyn 医生牧师