I have been in Ministry for nearly 5 years now and there’s some famous passages of scripture that you think you know but you don’t know.
Psalm 23 and The feeding of the five represented that to me.
Psalm 23, The Lord is my Shepherd is a passage of scripture that you would often see at your Grandma’s house, with nice picture of Jesus, holding a shepherd’s hook representing the “the perfect shepherd”
It says in Verse five, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”
You might think, sure I am sitting down, having a bite to eat while watching the Lord devour my enemies.
When actually this table, we are sitting on, we are invited in by Jesus, the enemy is The Devil.
If we are not careful we can invite the enemy to have a seat on our table, he will try and get into every nook and crevasse of your life and if you invite him to the table he will sit there.
We must always make sure we do not invite the enemy to a place at our table. Pastor Louie Giglio of Passion City Church, unpacked that by using a creative illustration of sitting at a real life table and sinking between the crevasses of Conference delegates.
Then there was Pastor Bill Johnson of Bethel Church, who made me realise death is not a bad thing because without it, comes no resurrection. God wants to do things through you rather than for you.
The feeding of the five thousands represents God working through the disciples.
The bread multiplied because they went out and handed it out and it moves onto the Great Commission, we die to ourselves and resurrect ourselves to him and then he goes and moves through us.
We bring heaven, we don’t try and get to heaven was this rallying call. Which got demonstrated when the delegates prayed for those in the room who were sick. Thousands of people in the room got healed, the Spirit moved powerfully.
Afterall great things happen when brothers and sisters dwell in unity. Already around 1,100 people gave their hearts to Jesus during the conference.
This is just the beginning, this ruins your thinking about what you perceive to be true ad stretches you and challenges you like no other.
It is special to be apart.
Ben Kruzins is the Campus Pastor of The Hub Baptist Church in Ocean Shores on the North Coast of New South Wales. He is also a Journalism graduate who has written articles in The Canberra Times and The Sydney Morning Herald.