ALTAR CALL: Don’t ‘belittle’ power of God
IT DOES NOT MATTER what sin you’ve committed, God can forgive you of all your sins.
So said evangelist Stephen Gittens, as members and friends of Greater Power Community Church (which meets at the Graydon Sealy Secondary School) recently gathered in the vicinity of Hart’s Gap, Christ Church, for four nights of an open air crusade.
Gittens encouraged his listeners, including host pastor Bradley Yarde, not to belittle the power of God since it was He who “has the power to do everything”.
He also stressed that “without faith it is impossible to please God”, and likewise, to have faith one must also have hope, confidence, trust and belief in God.
Gittens said God was true to His Word and His promises.
“Whatever you are believing God for, put your entire faith in His Word. If God says He is going to do a thing, you can put your confidence in Him, for He will do it.
“There is never a time in scripture that God has been wrong. His Word is true and efficient. To come to God you must believe that He is God. We must take Him at His Word. He is consistent with His Word, because He is God.”
The visiting preacher spoke about the omniscient and omnipotent power of God while taking note that “not many people were sure about who God really is”.
“God shows you how you can know Him [through His Word]. When you start to trust God and have started to follow Him, don’t turn back. His power is just as great as it was when He rolled the sea away for the children of Israel. You must believe God’s power and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
As the rain threatened, Gittens said quite a lot of people would like Jesus to save them in their homes because their present lifestyles were filled with pride and “they do not want to be identified with God”.
He declared: “Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Life begins only when He comes into your life. We should serve Him because we are nothing without Him. Everything we have belongs to God.”
He also told his listeners to confess their sins before God and be instantly transformed by the Word of God.
“Nobody has an excuse for not coming to God. Jesus Christ is faithful and He would never go back on His promises. His Word is truth and we could rely on His promises,” he concluded.