Jesus Festival in Kozhikode: Day 3
The final day of the Festival began with the service of pastor Henry Madava in one of the local churches. The title of his sermon was "Defeat your giant." The pastor cited two examples from the Bible. The first one was about the spies who were frightened by the giants in the promised land. The second one was about David, who was not afraid of Goliath and defeated him. With God we are called to defeat our Goliath.
By the evening service, the city beach had already been filled with people, and there were even more people than in the previous two days. Moreover, since today was a rest day, a lot of people passed by the territory of the Festival and stopped to hear a life-changing message. Meanwhile, one of the political parties was holding a meeting near the venue of the Festival. When they finished, a huge part of people came from that place to the Jesus Festival.
Stepping onto the stage, pastor Henry presented the organizing committee. He asked each pastor to introduce himself and tell people about his church and how it can be found. Then he began to preach. His main emphasis was that we could touch Jesus. The woman who suffered from bleeding just touched Jesus and was immediately healed. The pastor encouraged people to touch Jesus with their problems because He wants to solve them.
Next pastor Henry called everyone to the prayer of repentance. Indeed, no Jesus Festival is finished without the salvation of people. The pastor prayed a blessing prayer for new believers. Then pastor Henry began to pray for the healing of the sick. A great Glory of God descended on the whole field, and it could be felt physically. Pastors laid hands on people, prayed for casting out of unclean spirits and healing. One man, 65 years old, had had pain in his right knee for the last 25 years, he could not squat and felt discomfort while moving. The pain went away during the prayer. Another man had heart problems because he had two veins blocked. As a result, he could not breathe well. The pain left his heart after the prayer, and the man can breathe freely now. The left side of a young man’s body has been paralyzed for the last three years. He could not move neither his hand nor his foot. The functionality of the left side of his body is restored now! A young girl had epilepsy. She felt electricity in her body during the prayer and felt better, and she received freedom and healing! Thank God for everything!
At the end of the service, the Ukrainian team prayed for all who wished to be prayed over and for the Indian team.
We thank everyone who made an effort to bring the Jesus Festival to Calicut (Kozhikode). This city will never be the same! We are thankful to each partner. Thanks to your prayers and finances, many people accepted Jesus as their Savior during the Festival! This is a very valuable contribution to the expansion of the Kingdom of God! God bless you for your loyalty and dedication!