ALTAR CALL: Meet God – by the Word
There is only one way to really know God, and that is through His Word, says Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International president Bruce Hennis.
Addressing the Methodist Church In The Caribbean And The Americas Men’s Day 2011 Rally recently at Speightstown Methodist Church, Hennis declared:?“We must read it, learn it, recite it, pray it, declare it, soak it in, do it, and be filled with it, and with the Holy Spirit.
“This is a final and urgent call to all of us in this time and season and to the very end of our days.”
Hennis told those gathered that knowing God’s Word and living it were key to making it in these trying times.
He listed some of the challenges currently facing mankind, but noted that the way forward must be with Jesus Christ.
He also stressed the various shifts taking place in the world’s system – financially, economically, politically and geographically, and listed the number of locally owned businesses that had now been sold to regional and international interests.
Hennis said that economically “China has bypassed Japan to become the world’s second largest economy; the United States is now carrying its highest ever debt levels, and countries such as Iceland, Ireland and Greece are bankrupt”.
He added that as a result of this, together with political and economic turmoil, as well as bad weather patterns, the church was sadly becoming irrelevant.
“There is a time and a season ahead of us – like no other time or season in our generation. It is a season of extremes, and God in these last days is calling us to come up higher, but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits (Daniel 11:32),” Hennis said.
“In a coming time of extreme crisis that was being revealed to Daniel, the requirements for success and overcoming were spelt out. There is only one way to really know God – through His Word,” the Full Gospel head emphasized.
The fellowship’s president added: “This is a final and urgent call to all of us in this very time and season and to the very end of our days.”
Hennis also spoke about the birth of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship eight years ago; of its challenges, as well as times of seeking God in prayer and the results which came from so doing.
“It was a motley group of men facing financial, marital, legal, family and health issues, but we came to pray because Luke 18:1 had said, ‘Men ought always to pray and not to faint’.
“As the weeks and months continued, we got stronger in both prayer and in the Word because we learnt it was truly the most potent weapon ever to be had,” he stressed.
Hennis said the men also understood that the Word of God was truly “quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword”.
“I learnt that we needed guidance and that only came again through obedience to the Word – a standard requirement throughout the scriptures:
“Every solution to every problem simply lay in the Word of God,” he reaffirmed.
Henniss added: “I also learnt that guys who were the most open about their problems experienced greater victories, according to James 5:16, which says, ‘Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much’.”
During the service, prayers were made on behalf of the country, the world and men in general, while the men’s choirs from the Dalkeith and Speightstown Methodist churches ministered in song.