The Glory Filled Pakistan Conference has started today in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. It is the vision of pastor Henry Madava and Christ for All Cities Ministries to make such powerful conferences for Christian pastors, ministers, and leaders in different countries of the world.
The purpose of Glory Filled conferences is to equip pastors and leaders with the knowledge about the glory and power of God and to impart them with the anointing and fire of the Holy Spirit to spread the Gospel in their cities, countries, and nations.
A lot of work has been done to make this vision happen. The Pakistani national conference committee has been working hard for the last six months to organize this big event together with the ministers from the Christ for All Cities. The largest venue in the city—Jinnah Convention Center—was booked in advance to hold this mega event. Its nominal capacity is 2200 people, and it can be extended by placing additional chairs. Special permissions were secured from different governmental authorities to hold this conference. Big promotion work was done in different cities of Pakistan to attract pastors and ministers to participate in the event. More than 500 pastors and ministers came to Islamabad from other cities, and the total number of registered people exceeded 3500. The majority of them came from the region of Islamabad and RawalPindi, the twin cities located in the beautiful mountain region in the north-east of Pakistan. The Christ for All Cities Ministries helped some of them to get to the convention center by providing 30 buses and vans that made multiple trips to distant areas of Islamabad and RawalPindi to pick up people there. In total, about 1500 people could have a possibility to use these buses and vans to come to the event.
The conference started in the afternoon with the praise and worship in the Pakistani language. The whole congregation sang and danced before the Lord. The central arena of the multimillion city was fully filled with the ministers of the Gospel. About 2500 people showed up on the first day. Then pastors prayed for their country and their nation. When pastor Henry came to the venue, the congregation was ready to receive the word and revelation from God. After the short opening ceremony, where local pastors and leaders greeted pastor Henry with flowers, pastor Henry was invited to preach. His message was about the power of revelation in growing the church.
Pastor Henry preached from the Gospel of Mattew16:13-16.Jesus asked His disciples, saying“Who do men say Me to be?” Simon Peter answered and said“You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Then Jesus answered and said to him“You are blessed, Simon, son of Jonah, for flesh and blood did not reveal it to you, but My Father in Heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” By giving this story as an example, pastor Henry taught the pastors that God wants their churches andministries to grow. He said to them “Do not look to the past. Do not build your today’s ministry from the yesterday ministry.You cannot build the 21th century church using the mentality from the old centuries.You cannot enter new territories with the approaches from the past.”
During his preaching pastor Henry lead the congregation to answer the questions “Who God is for you?
How God wants you to reach Pakistan?” Pastor Henry taught that God is going to speak to the heart of a person: “You get two messages: one from the preacher and one from the Holy Spirit speaking to your heart.Many pastors are controlled by the opinions of other people. But they need to stay under the control of God Almighty, under the control of the Holy Spirit, under the control of revelation.” Pastor Henry taught that each pastor should get revelation from God on his ministry to build his church: “Grow your church on the revelation you have.” He challenged pastors to lock themselves with God, tofast and pray for revelation about their ministry to make their churches and ministries effective.
Pastor Henry mentioned three important points on which God wants to give revelation to the pastors in Pakistan:
1) Revelation on God Himself;
2) Revelation on calling and ministry;
3) Revelation on their mission in Pakistan.
Revelation opens truth. Truth brings freedom. The power of God comes where the truth is revealed.Without revelation there is no prevailing, no victory, only tradition.When revelation comes, the gates of heaven prevail.The more you live in revelation, the more God will multiply you.“The level of revelation determines how far you will go in your ministry,” said pastor Henry.
It is written in Numbers 23:19 that God is not a man to lie.Pastor Henry taught that God does not think like men think. God does not change His mind.God is All-powerful. There is no limitation in God. He can do anything. There is nothing too difficult for Him.
Then pastor Henry taught on the calling based on Abraham’s example (Genesis 15:13-16). The calling on person’s life is revealed by the Word of God. God builds people and their calling. Each pastor should have faith in his calling because God had planned this calling before our birth (Jeremiah 1:5). God is faithful to our calling. God has protected our calling. He trusts His power and Spirit in us.
Pastor Henry finished his message with a prayer for calling. Then he asked people to join their hands together and pray for the glory of God to fill Pakistan.Many pastors were filled with the fire of God after the prayer. Pastor Henry invited such pastors to come in front, and he prayed for them personally.
Pastor Henry Madava expresses his deep gratitude to each partner of the Christ for All Cities Ministries. This Glory Filled Pakistan Conference could happen owing to your prayers and donations!Dear Partners! May God abundantly bless each of you and your family!